Friday, October 21, 2011

Mrs. Goodwill

Don't you all just LOVE Mrs. Goodwill. She's SO generous and loving. She lets me practially STEAL furniture from her. Good stuff. She's one of my besties!

Here's something she gave me while I was dropping youngest off at college. I was apoplectic to find a Goodwill in the very town where we are paying college tuition. The SECOND college tuition.
A few years ago, my dentist told me that after we started paying college payments, a new car payment would look like nothing. He was right.
So, here's the winner from Mrs. G. I call him "Stumpy."

He didn't have any ailments, except for some dry skin, resulting in a few cracks, but I soothed his aching, cracked dermititis with some filler. Then I sanded to reveal the wood, as smooth as a baby's derrier.

Blogspot is not cooperating with my photo uploads, so there's a nice break. Isn't that professional looking? Ugh. Anyway, I liked Stumpy's drawer. The hash marks make him look like he's been in a fight, but I think those are just symbols of the ladies who admired him in the store.

Here's the top. I used the reverse stencil technique, of which I am so fond. He needed a design, and I hope I didn't give him a gender identity crisis by putting on a few swirls.

Again, Froggers, the horizontal lines are not really part of the design.
The paint is Paris Grey and Graphite chalk paint. I distressed this guy a little, and applied clear Briwax. Don't tell him I said so, but I think he's pretty.
Thanks again for looking!
Fondly, Tami
Linking to:
Skip to my Lou
Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Between Naps on the Porch
Savvy Southern Style
Beyond the Picket Fence 
Knick of Time Interiors 
Miss Mustard Seed
Sisters of the Wild West
Primitive and Proper


  1. Love chalk paint. Nice 'redo'. I am working my way up to 'stencil' - but haven't got there yet. I am following you and putting your blog link under my 'Creating' Links.
    - Joy

  2. Very cute little table from Mrs. GoodWill! :)

    Visiting from Under $100 linky party at Beyond The Picket Fence :) Thanks for sharing with us!
    ~Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

  3. Turned out great--love the design on the top! Thanks for sharing.

  4. that looks fabulous- the distressing and colors are great!


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