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!
Ooh I love it. Especially the coaster detail. Why not make a CANDLESTICK from the barley twist leftover, just add a circular wood base to it and drill a hole in the top.
Well, who'd have thunk???
I am so impressed.
Beautiful and clever!
Keep the stem somewhere as a negotiation tool - when you want to bring something else into the house, you can remind the family that you DID make a compromise.
Didn't know that black paint exists inyour vocab
I just had to come and have another look at how clever you and your son are.
I hope Meg doesn't want it back now ....
That's really a gift to be able to look at that table, and see the potential it has. It looks great now!
Have a great time in Gauteng. I hope you let us know if you stumble upon any great cafes or interesting spots-- Bordeaux and I will be heading there soon. -X
Your blog is very inspiering!
thanks so much for visiting my blog today!! It was great to have you!
This table is fantastic!! Great job!
Another lovely re-invention! I'm sure you'll come up with some interesting way to use that barley top.
Have a lovely trip! You are the Repurposing Diva - I think the table is a great success!
Oh my gosh, it looks wonderful, I almost couldn't believe the before/afters. Nicely done!
wow, amazing what you can do with imagination and creativity.
Thanks everyone! It was a very satisfying project!
It looks beautiful! What a very clever idea!
holy cow... GREAT JOB! I wish I had gotten the crafty gene along with the "designer's eye" and "champagne taste, beer budget" ones. Those ones are a pain in my ass.
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