Martha doesn’t live here.

We hit the mother lode this afternoon in Tucumcari: a porcelain-topped kitchen table ($30), four shaky but salvageable wooden chairs with alligatored paint ($10 for the lot; I’ll strip them, reglue them, and repaint them next week), a Danish modern coffee table ($20), two big bookshelves ($10 each), and a mid-century sofa ($25).

The furniture is in fairly rough condition, but it’s serviceable, and it will look pretty good with a little TLC.

I also found a couple of decorations for the kitchen, but they’re a surprise for Grant when the furniture is all finished. He was a little disappointed that he couldn’t find the ugly chairs he was talking about, but the ones he got will look more authentic, as they are the same age as the refrigerator.

— Sierra

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One comment

  1. Wife of a former woodworker · June 27, 2010

    Sierra, you will find that the better order would be to reglue first, then strip. That way, any glue that squeezes out of the joints will be stripped off and not soak into the wood and effect the finishing process. Just sayin’.

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