Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's hip to be SQUARE...

I don't know about you, but I am not the most fond of octagonal shapes...

...especially in my furniture.

Exhibit A:

I'm more fond of squares and rectangles...

JunkFest 2009

...But after seeing these legs, I knew she had potential!

The octagonal top was the first thing to go.
...as far as I was concerned, it was an instant improvement!

Some minor repairs and she was ready to be topped with a piece of travertine tile (left over from a bathroom floor project).

A coat of oil rubbed bronze paint gave her a nice crisp finish and some moulding was applied as a frame around the tile...

A little hardware made her more useful so a towel or some utensils could be hung from this much cuter and much squarer little gem.

She was sold at last year's JunkFest...I picture her in someones kitchen as an additional prep counter....or holding some neatly folded towels in the corner of a bathroom...but she could be useful almost anywhere.

I think this project proves beyond a shadow of a doubt:

Sometimes, just sometimes, when life throws you an octagon,
the only right answer is...... going topless!
Ha Ha


  1. Topless...I'll have to keep that in mind as I go on my next junking trip. Heehee
    Love the table!

  2. I agree with ya! The octagon shape looks "grandma-ish"..! Your new top is a great improvement!


  3. I agree! Great changes.
    Go topless! Love it.


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