Not long ago I was driving back from my daughters house and had just driven through Sour Lake, Tx and on my right I spotted junk on the side of the road. I slowed down and pulled over. As I got out of the car a black Tahoe pulled up from the opposite direction. The women said, "I want that!" By that time I already had my hand on the shelf. I said, " I do too!". I did not make any further eye contact as I loaded the shelf into my car. She called me an old witch as she drove away. Close call but I had the prize.
All the way home I dreamed of how I would refinish the shelf. I love painted furniture but I love mid century modern stained. When I got it home I soon found out that it was not fine furniture. As I had been driving I imagined it was a Heywood Wakefield. (Mid Century Modern furniture like that produced by the Heywood Wakefield
Company has become highly collectible and sought after by Mid Century Modern
enthusiasts, Focusing mostly on their sparkling, blond furniture produced from 1936-1966)
When I got home I found out it was pressed wood with a peeling veneer.
By this time I had decided that painting was the only option. I wanted to paint it gray but am
committed to using what I have this month. I mixed black and white paint and made my own
gray. I like the color that it turned out.
I decided it needed some detail and painted some wavy stripes. Then I promptly decided that the
stripes were a bad decision and painted over them.
What says the 60's more that bookends brought back from THE WAR and some Reader's Digest Condensed books!
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