A while back I was headed home on my lunch hour (I live very close to my day job office) and I happened to see a garage sale sign. Cue squealing brake noise.
I remembered having stopped at a sale on the same street a year or so ago, and if this was the same house they had some great stuff!
Sure enough, it was. And once again, they had some great stuff.
I came home with a carload of fabulous finds. I shared this photo on my Facebook page at the time. Lucky I drive a convertible!
One of the items I picked up at that sale was this metal base (that’s it in the front passenger seat too).
I think this was probably the base to an old typewriter stand. It likely had a wood top with drop leaves on either side. I was really drawn to the chippy paint and to these cool industrial looking wheels.
I knew Ken would make short work out of cutting a new top for it out of some scrap barn wood that I had lying around.
Sure enough, I came home from work on Monday to find the finished product waiting for me in the carriage house.
I only had to do one more thing. The newly cut raw edges of the barn wood looked pretty fresh.
We can’t have that! So I rubbed some antiquing wax into those fresh cuts to ‘dirty’ them up a bit.
So shabby industrial metal base meets farmhouse salvaged barn wood.
I’m showing this little stand used as a small side table, but I also think it would make a great plant stand. I’m also thinking about using it at Christmas as a tree stand. I could put a small tabletop sized tree on it.
What do you think?