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Rustic Modern Industrial Meets Shabby Chic

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.


rustic modern industrial meets shabby chic Petticoat Junktion furniture

When I think of industrial furniture I automatically think of metal and reclaimed or aged wood.


project in progress Petticoat Junktion

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.


chippy table top Petticoat Junktion

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…..


shabby chippy table top Petticoat Junktion

….chippy bottom side. I cleaned it up and used Miss Mustard Seed’s Wax on it.



attaching table top to base Petticoat Junktion

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.


industrial modern meets shabby chic Petticoat Junktion

The table is a little bit rustic, a little bit industrial modern, and a little bit shabby chic. Perfect!


rusty vintage kitchen scale Petticoat Junktion themed project

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.


shabby chic industrial modern diy table Petticoat Junktion

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.


deck decor Petticoat Junktion

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

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  1. I would have never thought to do rustic, insustrial, shabby chic but you nailed it! Great job!

  2. The table turned out great and OMG, I’m in LOVE with that scale!
    Wishing you both all the best for the upcoming tests.

  3. Kathy you found the perfect two pieces to put together – just like most relationships, opposites attract. 🙂 And I love it as a porch table!

  4. You find the best places to shop! This little table could be used in so many ways. Loved the vintage styling you added too! It was so nice to see you in Atlanta!

  5. LOVE how you chose the underside of the shelf with that great patina, and thought outside the box to put two misfits together. SO happy to join you ladies this month! Hope everything went okay today.

  6. That is a whole lotta chippy goodness! The top looks perfect just as you left it! Hope all went well with JTS. XOXO

  7. What a cool piece, Kathy! Love the combination of metal with that awesome perfectly chipped top! Hope everything went well today!

  8. Love the design and the table base and the chippy top looks great with it. Sending good thoughts and prayers to you guys.

  9. Love all your furniture projects! Sending thoughts and prayers your way for a good report for the JTS. Safe travels today!

  10. So Much CHIPPY goodness in this piece! I adore it. Great Job!

  11. Cool table Kathy! It’s perfect for that spot. Saying prayers for y’all this morning.

  12. LOVE the table Kathy! It’s a perfect mix of my favorite styles. Sending prayers for the JTS, have a good day!!