That’s some title huh? Rustic Modern Industrial and Shabby Chic? That just about sums up the project. Today is the monthly themed furniture makeover tour. The theme this month is “Industrial”. Now that can be interpreted in many ways.
When I think of industrial furniture I automatically think of metal and reclaimed or aged wood.
When the JTS and I went to Nashville a couple of weeks ago to visit his cardiologist we stopped at an antique shop. The shop is between Clarksville and Nashville on the old route between the two cities. Sometimes it’s just a boring ride on the interstate and I don’t get to see new places….like the antique store we discovered. Anyway, it’s my kind of antique shop. I found the metal table base there. I like that it’s rusty and the details at the top front look a little retro to me. The white shelf is a find from my favorite junk shop.
I removed the brackets from the shelf and cleaned it up. I was going to use the top side of the shelf for the table but I fell in love with the…..
….chippy bottom side. I cleaned it up and used Miss Mustard Seed’s Wax on it.
The JTS helped me drill holes in the metal to attach the top. Okay, he actually did it all himself. Someone has to take the photos.
The table is a little bit rustic, a little bit industrial modern, and a little bit shabby chic. Perfect!
I set the table beside the French doors on our deck. We don’t use our deck very often at all. For most of the day the deck is in the hot sun.
I found all kinds of cool rusty things to “jack her up”. Any of you watch Say Yes To The Dress? You’ll know that phrase if you watch the show. I love wedding dresses and I’m addicted to the show.
Now it’s time to see what my friends have been up to. Take the tour by clicking the photo links below. The JTS and I are off to the VA in Nashville for his test this morning. Say prayers for him please.
Have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com