Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beauty in the eyes of the beholder

Have to admit, I'm a stalker. Yep, I stalk my local Goodwill, ReStore, and other thrift shops looking for things I can love. Several months ago, I happened to be in Goodwill when it was half price day. As I was looking at furniture, I saw this beauty that apparently no one else wanted. Heart pounding, I grabbed the sticker and got in the lo-o-o-ng line to check out before anyone else could claim her. Probably there were other items I might have wanted that day, but Beauty was calling me. After loading her in the truck and storing her in the garage until the time was right, I finally got around bringing her indoors.

After a little cleaning up, the wood veneer gleamed but the chips and cracks were more apparent. Research on the web makes me think the veneer is Mahogany Burl which costs hundreds of dollars to buy one sheet. Too rich for me.

I think she looks just fine with her Beauty Marks.  By the way, the print over Beauty is another Goodwill find, but that's a story for another day.

1 comment:

  1. oooooooo....I think that is burl. It is gorgeous. You seriously might want to try the nut trick I talked about. it isn't going to hide the bigger flaws. But when you rub the walnut (or in my case pecan) across the scratches oil is released. It smooths and seals the imperfection minimizing it a bit and maybe helping it not to catch on anything and grow bigger.

    The shape of that piece is so graceful. Good Will??? No kidding?!