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three tables, and a fourth -- "before"

2012-05-08 - 8:14 a.m.

We thought we were the poorest folk in Mandeville, but our neighbor says our neighborhood is too rich for her blood, so she's dumping her furniture on the lawn and down-sizing. We claimed some shelves and a bucket, but before she headed off into the sunset for the last time, she came over and offered us what she described as three tables.

A wooden coffee table. I could have refinished it, but instead I put it on Craigslist Saturday night, and some guys picked it up on Sunday morning. A quick $20. Might even cover the costs of refurbishing the other two pieces, which would make the project one that pays for itself.

They'd already tossed this table -- which is almost what I would call a small desk -- but they'd held back one of the legs which they'd broken off. Don't ask. I didn't. When they saw us looking it over, the lady went ahead and brought out the fourth leg. DH has already repaired it, and I believe it will be an easy fix to get this one looking good enough for the dining room.

Yes, I refinished three tables for our great room last year, but I can see a place for this fourth table, once I've beautified it a little -- or a lot.

There was a fourth table, the big dining room table. She asked me to take it first of all, but I couldn't figure out where I would put it, and I hadn't had the idea of re-selling the tables yet, so I said no. The next day, they threw it out. I had just sold the other table to the guy from Craigslist, so now I thought, Hey. Trouble is, they had broken the leg to get it out the door. I could have cried. If I had told DH I wanted it, he could have removed the legs with his tools in a few moments. However, when he looked at how they'd broken it up, he could see that it was forever ruined.

Update 2017: These photos have been removed, sorry.

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