I had to get my meds refilled so Gannon and I went to do that and other errands the other day. In full disclosure: “Errands” is a code word meaning “stop at the thrift store”.
We shopped and I came across this table. It was $5. There were no chairs-I already had the ones in the picture. Just the table. As you can see, it was looking pretty tough on the top. There was paint, tape, goo and I think maybe fingernail polish in one spot…still $5 was cheap.
This was the worst spot…
As you all might remember, I’m not doing regular childcare anymore. I don’t need the really big table that I had. You might remember the one I had before…this one that had six grandkids sitting at it in this picture.
If I’m not going to do childcare, I really don’t need one this big. As a grandma, I still want one as I have the kids here on a regular enough basis that it warrants me having a kids table.
I debated about buying the table or not but quickly decided that I would put it in the house where my old one was and I would keep the one I liked best and offer the other one to the new childcare provider in my area.
So…a drug the table into the house. I moved it into place and gave it a good look over. Which one did I like better??
The circle table won hands down. So time to put some elbow grease into this table.
I started out with Goo Gone Latex Paint Clean Up and the rag. I ended up having to add the razor blade scraper and then the scrub brush as much of the paint seeped into the divots on the table. I sprayed a healthy dose of the Goo Gone and scrubbed the harder spots with the scrub brush. If came right out.
I am THRILLED with how it turned out. It looks amazing. I never dreamed it would clean up so nicely. It wouldn’t have been only $5 if they could see it now.
The table is designed more for four but we can squeeze in a couple more if the grandkids are all here. So now I’m doing the happy dance. I am so pleased with it. The only thing that would make me happier is if they were all a darker wood color.
It sure was worth $5 and the 15 minutes it took for me to give it a good make-over.
I’m also happy my old table can go and be helpful for the gal that’s starting up her childcare. WHOOT-WHOOT!! It was elbow grease for the WIN!!