My friend Julie, her mother and I went to a place called Loafer's Glory in Blanchard, MI yesterday. It is an antique shop, a restaurant, an old-fashioned soda fountain, candle shop, and more all in one. There are also a few other antique shops within about fifty feet of Loafer's Glory. It was heaven, and we were there for several hours looking at all the neat things. Among them, I found this:
I had initially planned to hang it on the wall and put some knick knacks in it, but then it hit me: coffee table!
So here is how I did it:
Also, Julie painted her antique table, her first refinishing project. Here's the before:
And here's the after (still wet paint):
I added a second coat of stain to the table, and I have the glass ordered for the tabletop. I plan to add a third coat of stain (I think I can be patient enough!), but here's what it looks like after the second coat:
Some of the stain is still damp.