Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More variety with less talk.......


Filler flowers that I don't recognize. If it is baby's breath it is larger than the normal variety.



I didn't get this posted with the others.  I wanted you to see another before and after of the brass cleaning.



I actually ruined this piece of furniture with my aquarium leaking on it's top. I sanded it out some and maybe will work at it harder some other time, but for now it has some good water stains on the once perfect top.
In actuality, if I hadn't rescued it from a furniture store in Aplington, Iowa many years ago, it would be in a landfill right now as the new owners  of the store carted all the used furniture away to the dump.
The piece was originally a sideboard with a dining room set and had legs on it that made it taller.  I destroyed it's integrity by making it into a tv stand by removing a foot off of it's legs.  It also was stained this dark blackish walnut stain to even out it's color.  It is made from poplar wood.  The good kind of poplar not the paper and plywood making poplar.  I have a dresser and mirror that matches the poplar wood but not the design.


Thanks for reading......

8 comments:

Vivian aka Deborah said...

Nice filler flowers. And love those...are they bells?
That's a fine piece of furniture you saved, Larry....twice! lol

Vernita Hoyt said...

Great photos and commentary!

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine what went to the landfill!!!

That's a lovely credenza :)

Rae said...

Your furniture piece is still very lovely. I have a hard time understanding anyone throwing furniture away that could be restored with a little work. It is nice that you were able to rescue it and give it a home. You have done a remarkable job on it.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I think the sideboard is really pretty. I wouldn't have known it had longer legs, it looks great the way it is.

The Retired One said...

Loved the cleaned bells and the wood stand!

Far Side of Fifty said...

The sideboard is great..you could always put a doilie on it! So you chopped it's legs off..LOL..hindsight is 20/20 Larry:)

Ezhilan said...

The flowers with zigzagged petals, look beautiful. The closeup view of bells look like heads and armor. I appreciate the rescuing of this good looking furniture.