I'm finding that I have a somewhat eclectic style.
I know I don't really care for modern. I like old...but I'm learning that
I like a lot of different kinds of old. I like vintage or antique.
I like cottage style and farmhouse style with a bit of industrial loft style thrown in.
I like chippy and rusted and character. I like things that tell a story.
At the Red Shed French Market sale a few weeks ago, I found this little industrial table for $15. It's a great size, in great shape and looks pretty cool.
I don't like the green color though and there were a couple of rough places.
Nothing a good can of primer and glossy white spray paint can't fix.
Now I think I've mentioned before that I hate prepping things for change.
I wanted to just immediately start painting but on this piece I really wanted
to keep the aluminum metal parts as is. This included the screws, the wheels and
the parts that swing up and prop up the sides. I taped off the wheels and the "arms"
that hold up the sides but I did not want to try and take itty bitty pieces of tape
and cover the screws. So, I grabbed my jar of petroleum jelly. A little dab of this
stuff rubbed over the screws will not allow the paint to stick to it.
I spray painted right over the screws coated with the jelly.
Once the paint was dry, the paint on the screws just peeled off.
Here's the final product. I love it white.
Now I just have to figure out where to put it.
Do you see those little boxes stacked up on it?
I'll tell you about those in a second.
Here's a close up of the boxes. These sat on a table in my
parents' house for as long as I can remember. I knew what was in
the bottom one but I don't recall ever looking in the top one....until now!
The bottom one contains a set of weights for a scale.
I have several scales so I'm not sure which one, if any, these weights belong to
(for those of you screaming that I ended that sentence in a preposition, this is for you:
...to which these weights belong :)
Look what was in the little box...little stamps with the months of the year.
I'm guessing these had been in my family's jewelry business and once my mom
saw them, she brought them home. Aren't these little things cute?
So, any ideas? What can I use my new little industrial table for?
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