Trashy Tuesday Tables and Curbside Shopping

Dumpster Diving Diaries, Le Junque

  1. S.H. says:

    Suffering Husband like free!

  2. Jude Near says:

    Hi. I did a neat little project with that EXACT same little solid wood table above – I’d love to share photos with you if you’ll tell me how I can do so. LOVE your blog, ideas, inspiration, etc. Keep ’em coming!

    Va Va Vintage

    • GTC says:

      Thanks so much Jude! I would love to see what you did with the little table. You can post pictures to my FB page, Redoux. Thanks!

  3. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    The corner desk; wish it where mine.
    Not seeing the desk in person, only from your photo, it looks much like a Vintage Tell City Corner Child’s Desk Young Republic Solid Maple
    Age: Circa 1960s
    Country of Origin: United States
    Details: Classic tradition American styling in solid maple, very high quality that you would expect from a “Tell City” piece of furniture.
    Measurements would be close to 28 1/2″ tall x 30 1/4″ long sides (measured from back corner to one end) and 34″ deep (corner to center of radius) and weigh roughly around 100 lbs
    It could be worth anywhere from $300.00 – $400.00 depending on condition. Great find for sure. You so lucky to have it.

    • GTC says:

      Colleen!!! I am impressed!! You nailed it! I just googled it and that is exactly what it is. How fun to know the answer! Thank you so much for sharing.

      • ColleenB.~Texas says:

        You’re very welcome. (still wish it where mine) :} It’s such a great piece of furniture.
        you might consider making a small tag with the desk information on it and sticking /securing it in one of the drawers or securing it on the back of the desk. That way, if you should happen to sell or pass down to a family member; the information could be useful in the future.

  4. Catherine says:

    O M Gosh–I WANT the first piece!!!
    If I could have just one day of your luck–

  5. Paige says:

    Yahoo! I am so glad to see you are back posting more regularly again. I can’t wait to see some of your new furniture transformations! I miss seeing your before and afters. (And I agree with everyone else about the desk. I absolutely adore it. I can’t believe what people throw out. How could anyone every do that? Geez. )

    • GTC says:

      Thanks so much Paige!!! I have some good sources and the desk is worth way more than I thought! Seriously, could not understand why they didn’t at least try to sell it? Hopefully more before and afters coming soon 🙂

  6. sharon says:

    Hi. Just found your blog and am really impressed. I have almost the identical glass end table from Ethan Allen . There is a matching octagon shaped coffee table. They are stained a deep dark mahogany and are way too dark. I would like to lighten them but don’t want to get into heavy stripping and sanding. Any suggestions? Thanks and keep up the good work. Sharon

    • GTC says:

      Hi Sharon, sorry for such a delay in responding, I have been out of town. Thank you so much for your sweet words! How fun you have the same tables! I am sure yours are in far better condition. To lighten them, I would try this method, paint them in an neutral CeCe Caldwell’s color, like Young Kansas Wheat, or Myrtle Beach Sand. You don’t need to sand or prime. Then I would go over them with a paint brush and “paint” on one of the CeCe Caldwell’s stain like Walnut or Hickory. The stain is all natural and has Endurance, our most durable finish in it. The stain works great as a glaze, and you can make something look like wood when you apply it over paint too. You can do a few coats of a medium to dark stain to get the desired look. That would be one way to lighten them up and not have them look “painted”

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