Summer has officially started as of June 20th and the
summer weather has arrived as well, 90 degrees to be exact! Last summer I had purchased an antique bed which was over 100 years old at none other than my favorite place Acushnet River Antiques.
As I brought my antique bed to my favorite upholsterer we had discovered the mattress was full of a mixture of horse hair, feathers and foam…ugh what a mess. The original covering for the mattress and around the bed frame from a previous upholsterers job was a red, white and blue plaid fabric. Just plain ugly! Well the mattress and fabric was not what had orginally attracted me to the bed.
I was drawn to the old wood and feel of the bed. You just can’t reproduce the look and feel of something 100 years old.
I had my bed now being used as an outdoor daybed but, was in need of a small coffee table. I did not want to spend a lot of money and I could not bring myself to purchase new.
Next stop Salvation Army.
Must have been my lucky day because
This little all teak table from Lane furniture had a midcentury feel from the 60s all for the right price of $10! After a little light sanding and a fresh coat of oil this little coffee table was brought back to life.
My screened in summer porch is ready for entertaining or just for relaxing.
Or maybe even a place to just pass out after a project has been completed.
My husband thought this was funny and decided to take a real candid shot- I was so tired I did not even hear him….oh boy was I in dream land!