I have a habit of buying thrift store goodies with the thought of doing “something” with them. Eventually. I now have a workroom in the basement full of potential projects, just waiting for inspiration. This little table recently made its way to the top of the pile.
I didn’t take pictures of the “before,” but just imagine one of those little black metal outdoor tables, a bit rusty and a lot dirty. The top was originally just expanded metal- you know the kind, with the open mesh.
What actually pushed this table to the top of the list was the round wood piece. Richard brought a bunch of these home from work- discarded packaging. I discovered that it was the exact same size as the table top- yeah!
After cleaning the table and sanding any rusted spots, I primed and spray painted.
I decided to give the top a sort of grain sack look, mimicking the diy accent table whose top I covered with a coffee sack. After painting the top white, I taped off stripes and used the same blue spray paint that I used on the base.
Sanding gave the paint a more textured look, and glaze softened the bright blue. A clear top coat protects the painted finish.
Richard, aka MacGyver, fashioned some metal brackets to attach the wood top to the base with screws.
Now, what to do with those other twenty round wood thingies…. Any ideas?