Mid Century Furniture
Is this guaranteed mid century furniture or what?
Doesn’t this look like the kind of table they used for poker before casinos were everywhere? I can just see it in a gentleman’s club, surrounded by cigar smoke.
I love going to antique stores, because you never know what you will find. I always feel like I am on a treasure hunt. The problem is, I usually don’t know what I am looking for. I plan things, but not when I am shopping. So a treasure hunt without a specific goal is my thing.
My favorite store is a huge rambler with a main floor and a basement. I haven’t gone to the barn yet, to see what there is there, because I have too much fun in the main store. They have lots of vendors, so there is a lot of different items, tastes, and prices to go through.
I was looking for something to do over the holidays. Something small, but something that would require elbow grease or creativity. Between you and me, I really hate having nothing to do. I had no idea what I was looking for. I was possibly thinking of an end table, but not even sure if that is what would strike my fancy. I saw the table I discussed in another post, Table Top Repair!, but at that time I wasn’t really sure about doing something that ambitious. Read that post and you will see why.
Sit back, and let me tell you my story. Read more
Furniture detection can be a fun learning process. You might learn a few new things. You might make a few mistakes. But the best way to learn is by making mistakes. At least that’s how I learn.
I have been messing around with older furniture for about two years now. It all started when I went to an antique mall, and found a radio that the tag said “50s radio that still works!” I thought it looked cool, because of my love for all things vintage. I honestly didn’t care if it worked or not, I liked the look of it, so I bought it.
The back, before I tried to fix the top with some epoxy and using a close gel stain match.
There was some water damage to the veneer top.
Steps to Repair
- I did some research through wood working magazines, and attempted to fix it myself.
- I used some wood epoxy to fill in where the veneer had been stripped away.
- I used a gel stain just on the top, because that was the only part that was damaged.
- I have yet to find a new piece of fabric for the speaker cover, since that has a hole in it.