"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams."
Welcome to the fourth Time Travel Thursday linky party at The Brambleberry Cottage.
Are you ready to share your fondest memories, grandest dreams,
and most creative projects? Great!
Then, let's go for it!
I've shared with you before that the Yankee and I are big time
junk connoisseurs. He and I take in others' unwanted castoffs,
the way some people take in strays! We just can't seem to turn something down,
if we see potential in it.
Can you spot a hidden pearl waiting to be
The curvaceous legs and charming cutouts on the skirt of
this table were enough to entice me to rescue her.
But it was pretty apparent that the four panel inserts of this unwanted treasure
were damaged beyond repair. So it was time to take out the handy-dandy
circular saw and make way for something much better.
Lots of sanding brought out some of the beauty that had been hidden beneath
all that time-applied grime and aging.
The results to this point were not too bad. But this was only the beginning of the
transformation we had planned.
Strips of wood were cut, sanded, and glued in as supports for the new top.
And while the Yankee was attending to all that...
I was back in the barn looking through our stash of beaded boards. Once I
found what I was looking for, the boards were cleaned,
brushed, and cut to size.
As I was busying myself with those details, the Yankee was mixing paint to
brighten up our little beauty. He mixed a cottage white with a hint of
nutmeg brown, and I threw in a few tablespoons of pale yellow,
for good measure.
The final color was the perfect complement to the beadboard
that had been prepared early.
Like pieces to a puzzle the vintage boards were put into place...
and an ocean of coastal charm emerged.
So what do you think of our little castoff now?
Goes to show...
you just never know when a beautiful pearl
might be hidden among the trash! ; )
Cherie's Spotlight Yourself
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