I have a reputation for loving the odd and quirky things in life - [some stuff that others refer to as junk!] Occasionally my friends offer me their 'throw-outs' and I am never insulted - I am usually delighted.
This side table in my Living Room is the happy ending to one of those stories!My friend Meg asked me if I would like her vintage table lamp stand. Her children refused to take it and she wondered if I would give it a happy home! When it arrived, my family told me they agreed with her family!!! I decided to remove the barley twist top section - with my son's help - and paint the table black! I have white everywhere, so a little black makes a good contrast!
I was left with a gaping hole where the lamp stem was. I found just the thing to cover it. While browsing at a charity store, I found a pack of vintage promotional coaster from Heunis Steel. My son drilled tiny holes into one, which was screwed over the gaping cavity.
I am still thinking about what I can do with the leftover barley twist stem!!I am off to Gauteng tomorrow to catch up on some friends, family and business. I'll be back next week!