Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Beefy Chunky Hunka Coffee Table


I've been watching and drooling for years as farm and industrial carts have morphed and merged their way into junk lover's homes everywhere.'s MY TURN!

I scrubbed and scrubbed, and slathered on the poly to make this "house" friendly, but ain't it a charm?!

I also added some chunky lumber for a bit more height, and to make the top a smidge wider than the wheels so we wouldn't stub our precious little toes on them.

My other coffee table was quite a  bit smaller...

and has had the tarnation beat out of it over the years. 

Wish I knew someone that liked to restore junk and do furniture facelifts! 


Everyone knows we work on our own stuff last.

I love being able to see the ridges in the grain of the wood,and the knots and faults add such character. 

Add a few things for looks...

but  really, my coffee table usually has a few more things on it...


OK, you got me.  That photo was totally staged to look nice too.  Add some more papers, a shoe or two that have been taken away from the puppy, a playstation controller, and two or four feet. (Real feet.  That's A-OK in my house.)

The rusty and crusty coffee tables aren't for everyone, but this one suits me just fine.  And it seems to go well with some of my other rusty and crusty things!

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  1. Beautiful table, Melissa!!!
    Oh, talking about puppy... how do you ever get anything done??
    I have a 6 months German Shepherd and a 4 year old Sheltie...
    Seriously... they are enough trouble!!! Not counting the real feet I also have here, LOL!

  2. Love your funky new coffee table, Missy! Thumbs up!


  3. That turned out fabulous! Just the inspiration I needed to finish my factory cart!

  4. I love it! So glad you found what you were looking for! Enjoy it! Hugs, Leena

  5. I love this cart, perfect for a coffee table! Just hopping over from Finding Fabulous to check this out.

  6. Beautiful! I would love to have one just like it! I'm now a follower!

  7. I'm honestly blown away with the wine crate night table you made. I saw it on Pinterest and at first glace it doesn't look like it was built entirely from wine crates. You guys are truly great artists and professionals.


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