I always wanted a nice, old dining suite – you know – the oak table, padded chairs and buffet to match. I had looked in the furniture stores and nothing ‘modern’ worked for me.
One day, PJ (Poppy) dropped me off at the local Salvation Army shop while he did an errand and when I went into the back room I saw it!!!! An oak table with 4 chairs, 2 captain’s chairs and a buffet.
Well, I was beside my self with excitement and I just had to
growl fiercely smile sweetly at anyone who ventured too near while I waited for PJ to return.
At last he arrived and after a little inspection we purchased the lot and I felt like I’d won the lottery!
Mind you, it needed
a hell of a lot a little bit of work!
The table pieces – needed re-clamping, stripping, sanding and finishing.
The chairs on careful inspection required a complete re-build :/ The springs were ‘sprung’ and poking through the seat pads. We decide that after all of that time and effort on PJ’s behalf, they deserved to be professionally re-upholstered.
The buffet was in great condition – it just needed stripping, sanding and finishing.