A couple of weeks ago I had a Saturday “friends day’ with my best friend. We did lots of things but one of them was to go to one of my favorite flea markets in our little town. I found two things there but I walked away. This walking away wasn’t a “no” it was my trial period. I wanted to see if I really wanted those two things. I went home, and thought about them in the place that I wanted them to go. Then a few days later, I grabbed my measuring tape so see if one of them would fit. Finally, I realized that I wasn’t willing to give up on theses pieces. I wanted them. They are the type of pieces that will probably move around from room to room in any home.
The gamble in doing a trail period is that these might be gone. I don’t stress about that. If its gone, it wasn’t meant to be. It was meant to be. For $20 I got this little cutie.
She is sitting in front of Lucy, my 1950s vintage couch named after Lucille Ball. Lucy is where my husband reads every morning. I knew I wanted her when I saw Lee pull up his desk chair to prop his feet on.
I can’t decided what to do with her and I am leaning towards keeping her the same color instead of reupholster. I know she is a different green but I kind of like it.
next peice is a side table for Lucy. Its an antiqued gold which matches the folding chairs. You can see it in the picture to the left.
So my trial period came out with no error, but I can’t say the same thing for my wood project.
I teased you with what I wanted to do with this stack of wood on Friday. The goal was to make a butcher block countertop. We thought we would practice with the wood that wasn’t long enough. Look how great it turned out.
here is a close up.
The error is that the wood is soft wood and indents easily when you cut on it. It makes for a lousy butcher block, bummer. I am not losing hope…yet. The goal is still to make
a butcher block counter one day. I have learned how to do it…I just have to figure out the right kind of wood or the right way to treat the soft wood if its possible. I am so glad that had a small trial period so we could find the error before we did a massive project.
Have you had any trial and error projects? I would love to hear them.
Have a great Wednesday,
Sometimes I am going to a flea market for a specific thing. IF I find it…I snag it