Thin Blue Line Painted Tables

Thin Blue Line Tables

Thin Blue Line Painted Tables

A Little History

Have you heard of the thin blue line? Do you know what it means? What it stands for? Have you ever heard “my blood bleeds blue”.   The simple-looking emblem has multiple meanings, all arising from the same concept: police officers stand as the thin line that protects society from good and evil, chaos and order.   To some, the thin blue line emblem simply means a show of support for police, acknowledging the role they play in society. To others, it represents the solidarity and brotherhood that police officers share as fellow professionals.  thin blue line, painted furniture, charity, nypd,

Brotherhood for the Fallen

When a police officer is killed in the line of duty it is a loss for the entire police family throughout the nation. It is truly a brotherhood, which is why I have decided to continue to finish thin blue line tables and donate the proceeds to the Brotherhood for the Fallen, NYC Chapter.  Their mission is to send at least 2 NYPD officers to the funerals of any officer killed in the line of duty throughout the country to show support and solidarity within the police family.

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The Before

Here is the transformation for the first set finished, that will be for sale sold. They started as basic chunky, vintage tables. No one wanted them, they had been in my inventory for many months.thin blue line, painted furniture, charity, nypd, just the woods, staten island, nyc, police, LEO, vintage

The tops were damaged, water warped and scratched, and even though I plan to paint I decided to sand them down.  One had been so damaged that sanding them down created the need for more repairs.  Thin Blue Line Painted TablesThin Blue Line Painted Tables Thin Blue Line Painted Tables

Repairs were made, and the tables were cleaned and prepped.  They were then painted matte black with a simple yet meaningful thin blue line through the center.  The hardware was also cleaned and refreshed to matte black.  Normally hardware is always such a big feature and attention grabber.  In this case, I wanted  simplicity and meaning to override ‘bling.’  thin blue line, painted furniture, charity, nypd, just the woods, staten island, nyc, police, LEO, vintageThe blue has a subtle metallic and the tables were both slightly distressed before being sealed for protection.

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These tables are for sale for $150 each (price includes sales tax).  For more info on the Brotherhood for the Fallen, you can find them on Facebook here : Brotherhood for the Fallen or their website: Brotherhood for the Fallen.  Support is always appreciated but never expected.

*update – they have sold and shipped to West Virginia!

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