I love making something out of nothing... or out of something else. In this case, out of an industrial bakery cart for gargantuan mixing bowls. This has been in and out of my storage unit and basement while I kept searching for the right idea or top. And low and behold.... I found both!
After finding the greatest piece for a top, I cut it down to size and sanded the edges, but it just wasn't very special. Covering it with a dark stain helped but it still needed something special.
It finally came to me! I have a pile of wine barrel bands I save for lighting projects. I cut a couple of them using a saw-zaw, then after a lot of drilling I had a way to attach it to the top and add even more to the industrial look. I love the way the silver ties in with the color of the cart! After attaching the top to the cart I now have a large, unique and totally cool accent table! It's so rewarding when "something else" turns into "something special"!
I love finding easy tutorials on all types of things and sometimes it's worth sharing. You all know by now that I love things that look rusty, worn or previously loved. Here is a simple TUTORIAL on how to take new metal and give it a nice worn look. Who wants shiny and new unless it's a piece of jewelry? Everything looks better when it has a great patina! Craft store and discount stores often have cute little galvanized buckets, flower pots , all types of things for around the house that just need an aged look to feel more expensive and look a little richer. I've found fun stuff at the dollar store!! If you try it on something I would love to hear how you did! Here are a few photos for added inspiration for that "just right rusty" look.
I had to share this cute and quick way to perk up a kitchen or bedroom! I found this tutorial at www.diyreal.com and it's so easy! You could hit the remnant bin at a fabric store but I think it would be adorable to cut up old t-shirts... maybe your favorite teams or your kids old sports jerseys! In about 20 minutes you have a fun new look for the room.
Image transfer on a table painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint
Who Am I?
I've tried it all...hair stylist/faux painter/stay at home mom/jewelry artist/late in life college student/retail shop owner/design consultant/home stager. Through it all I've loved doing home renovations, DIY and thrifting.