If you remember on the post where I showed items my hubby had built, this item needed some TLC. Here it is before the makeover
The next one is a bench that my dad made years ago. Here is the before
These are some really small boxes that I have had for over 20 yeares and they had cows and pigs on them. I painted them and antiqued them but I an not real sure I like the color of them. They look too much like a caramel color. I like the blue that everyone is now using.
Next are some of my antiques. This is our kitchen table and some of our chairs. The table has square nails and lots of cracks. We played cards on it one night and had to move to another table because the cards kept falling through the cracks. My uncle bought these chairs in Boston on one of his buying trips. A story about the chairs, our daughter had to sit in the backseat of our car when we brought them back from Oklahoma to Arkansas. She was not a happy camper but very glad when we got home.
This one is the salesman sample. I was very fortunate to find it.
I have a salesman sample possum belly table that I use as a night stand. The inside of the possum belly is metal where my large one is wood in the drawers. Here is a picture of each of those. I probably should have moved the fan before I took this picture. My display really looks better than the picture shows. Oh well, can be perfect and I am far from that.
This is a bed that we found lying in a ditch in Eureka Springs about 15 years ago. We go there frequently. We went up to the owner and asked her if she wanted to sell it cheap and she said sure. That was my first iron bed. I have one more.
I purchased all of these items many years ago. I couldn't afford to do it now. My husband lost his job over 3 years ago and has not been able to find one since. When you get to a certain age, no one wants to hire you, even though that is against the law. He interviewed at many places and once they found out his age they would never call back.