A few months back I posted about my addiction to on-line Estate Sales. Recently I vowed to myself I would NOT BID on anything until I clear out much of what I have. But OMG, I don’t seem to be able to control it! Is this an indication of some sort of disorder? I fear it may be! Regardless, I bid and acquired 8 side / occasional tables for $160. Hmmm…. $20 per table may not be profitable in the end but, ah they were so sweet!
When I look in the garage and my workshop, I think I should change my name to “Side Table Joanie”!! I have far too many side table / bed side tables to work on!! I fear I am a hoarder of sorts but according to the MAYO Clinic, I am not! Apparently, I am more of a collector
It’s important to note that hoarding is different from collecting. People who have collections, such as stamps or model cars, deliberately search out specific items for their collections. Collectors often categorize their items and carefully display them. Hoarders, on the other hand, will save random items they encounter in their daily life and store them haphazardly in their homes or surrounding areas.
Mayo Clinic website
Well that’s good news! Back to my latest stash….
Most of what I acquired this past weekend is very much the Bombay Company style and some pieces are from there. The previous owners obviously liked the look. Everything needs attention of some sort. Maybe not the best bargain but they all have great potential!
The two pie crust tables and the shelved table are from Bombay Company. Their furniture seems to hold some of its value due to their practical size and classic style. Still, don’t people get bored of mahogany? I do. So maybe a mix of wood and paint. We’ll see.
This is another piece from the Bombay Company. These demi-lune tables are so classic and practical. Lots of potential to add some real interest to an entrance or hall. It could even be a small desk … a laptop station.
The marble topped table has some faint stains. I am currently trying a technique to remove them. I will post my success or failure at a later date. It is a very study table and I think cleaning up the marble and painting the base will make it very special. The square table is teeny tiny! It is very Bombay Company-ish. It has a little tray that pulls our for drinks or in these days, a smartphone LOL. The side table is quite interesting too, with the open part at the top and the drawer at the bottom. I love the fret work at the back of the top.