before and progress: buried treasure

Sometimes, the best treasures are buried...

A find like this, with good bones but needing some love, is a prime example of buried treasure.
Gigi quickly fell for the shape of this bar cart.  
I quickly fell for the braided brass peaking out from underneath all that paint...

I scrubbed and eventually, I uncovered this...
Now.  It still needs scrubbing at its joints and I plan to finish it off with brass polish.  I love that it sparkles even before polish (and even in an iPhone photo).    

Look for the after in the Tag Sale on Friday.  If you are already in love, we are accepting offers.  
Simply e-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com and we will accept the best offer.