Classic Style Using Authentic Treasures

It's all about living an AUTHENTIC life, being true to who we are and finding beauty and inspiration in our daily surroundings. Decorating our homes with found items and antique and vintage treasures, we create a personal ~ classic style ~ that defines who we are!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Repurposing At Its Best!

Something fun!  

While I am in the process of creating my 
new grain sack pillow business, 
I am also trying to put together a craft room / office.  
I recently found this old doctor's exam table at a local thrift store and just HAD to have it!  I forgot to take a picture of the before....but we put the outer covering back on it so you could see what it looked like!

My husband and son starting ripping and tearing 
and pulling out old tacks.  
Two layers of vinyl, and really old foam later.....
a perfect top to work with!  
I was so afraid the foam might have been glued down...
but yay...a clean top awaited!  

Still trying to decide what to do....
I can see there was a layer of green paint 
before this cream one...
I may just scuff it up a bit and go with it.  
As for the top, I'm thinking of some sort of modge podge project and a piece of glass! 
Lots of storage and a fun credenza to boot!

I'll share pictures of the final project when I get it completed!
Things are moving along with my new booth at 
Gateway Antiques in Dahlonega.

I'll have more pictures to share soon!

Live Authentically,


Mairie said...

Fantastic - i love the very words 'modge podge' - you seem to have lots of fun - long may it continue
blessings m+x

Martha said...

Thanks Mairie!

Its actually called Mod Podge and is a glue product sold here in the US...(not sure if you guys have it there in the UK) can make collages out of it. You lay the paper down on the surface and cover it with Mod seeps through and gives either a matt or shiny surface depending on which one you use. I'm thinking of covering the top with vintage pages from dictionaries I've been collecting..should be a fun project...I'll post it when I am finished. For now, its on to stuffing pillows! Have a great day!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Super piece!! Great find!!!

Martha said...

Hi Beth!
Thanks so much for "stopping by"! Glad you liked the piece...I was excited to find it! I linked back and LOVE your blogs! Have "liked" you in facebook and am a follower now! Looking forward to seeing more of you finds! Still learning the blogging world...its all new to me. Only been blogging a couple of months or so...hope to have a grain sack pillow biz on line soon..under Authentica Classics...I'm working on the website now. Thanks again!

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

This is such a cool and unique piece! How awesome to be able to repurpose a Dr.'s table. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Martha at Authentica said...

Thanks so much! I really couldn't pass it up! I'll definitely post a picture when I get it finished!
I'm in the middle of stuffing pillows for my new business...and trying to get it all in my antique mall booth next week...then I'll have time to work on it! Thanks for stopping by my "baby" blog! I'm hoping it will start to grow soon!
Have a great Sunday!