Friday, August 6, 2010

Flea Market Friday: Boomerang Formica

I've been saving this one up for a while; I couldn't figure out whether to put it on Trash-picked Tuesday, Thrifted Thursday or Flea Market Friday....

I got this end table really for nothing at a thrift store near our cabin upstate. You see, my mother-in-law was renovating her kitchen there and had a great old 1950s stove that she didn't want anymore. (And before anyone hollers at me, I wanted to keep it, but we were living in a townhouse at the time and I didn't have anywhere to store it- I do wish I still had it now!!!!)

So we loaded it up and took it over to a resale shop. They gave us $50 for the stove, I think, and while she was completing the deal I found a few things in the store that I wanted. The guy threw them in for nothing as part of the deal.

He practically looked at me like I was nuts when I pulled this old table over; I'm sure he thought it was about ready for the trash. I think he was happy to be rid of it.

But I loved the yellow boomerang formica top, and of course the wire legs. I always intended to repaint the black metal parts, since they have a bit of rust on them. Of course, that was about 8 years ago and they are still waiting for that paint job...

But the best part is the wild yellow formica top with crazy orange and gray boomerangs. It's a mid-century icon that works perfectly for kids (and husbands!) to set their drinks on and no one has to use a coaster!


  1. That is really cool. I love yellow and I love boomerangs. I couldn't have passed that up either! Zootsuitmama

  2. Wow it's lovely! Well done on rescuing it!

  3. Gorgeous table and find, Susie!

  4. I have an entire countertop in my rental kitchen in that yellow boomerang formica. I'm not entirely sure how to deal with it. Yellow bottom cabinets? Who knows!