My wife asked me what I wanted for Father's day. I told her I wanted to go shopping! Now before you go thinking I have lost my mind, my kind of shopping and hers are two totally different things. I wanted to hit the antique and junk stores to look for treasures that are out there for the taking. My wife goes with me to make me happy, but I don't think she really enjoys it as much as I do.
We decided to head south and made our way to Thomasville, GA. Thomasville is a very nice town that has an unbelievable downtown area full of antique shops, variety stores, restaurants and even a high end gun shop. We enjoyed walking around and visiting the shops, but we really didn't have much luck. I almost pulled the trigger on a small table, but changed my mind at the last minute. I'm glad I did.
We decided to head back towards home with the idea of stopping at my favorite antique store in Moultrie, GA. Sid's Antiques is a place that has a little of everything and I have bought several pieces there over the years. After searching the store and drooling over all of his tables I asked him if he had anything that needed a little work. He pulled out the table that you see on the right in the picture above. It is hard to tell, but the top has a couple of bad spots and it just needed some minor TLC to make it a show piece. Notice the bottom shelf and the brass connectors. Very hard to find. I was shocked at the price he offered to me and I jumped before he could change his mind. Before I could get out of the store, a total of three tables had been loaded in the truck. Two Tiger Oaks and the smaller oak table that is in the background. They are all beautiful tables and I think I may just have an interested buyer for at least one of them.
I called my Dad when I got home and he came over to have a look at what I scored. He fell in love with the table on the right and we hashed out a little trade. The flaws on the top of this table were not a problem for him because he uses a table similar to this in his office to hold his fax machine. I was glad that I could make my Dad happy on Father's Day weekend, and I still ended up with two Tiger Oak tables and they are almost identical.
|The table on the left came from my Dad|
|This is the top. See the Tiger stripes?|
I jumped right on the other Tiger table. The first picture is a before shot of the top. The next few shots are of the progress.
|Very nice stripes in this one!!!|
|Treated with pre-stain|
So as you can see, I had a pretty good day on my treasure hunt! Now the fun must continue as I finish these two and start on the little on below.
Happy Father's Day!!