Thursday, 18. August 2011
Today I wanted to share my finished coffee table with you (Click here for the before teaser.). I have wanted an antique warehouse cart as a coffee table forever. Have you seen these in Restoration Hardware? They retail for around $1,100. I don’t have that kind of budget for a coffee table. Story of my life, champagne taste with a beer budget. So, what’s a girl to do? Have her handy husband make one for her . (THANK YOU, HONEY!!!) Please click here to visit my husband’s blog to see how he made this for me.
He made this cart from scratch. Can you believe he made these wheels? They were solid disks that he drilled, welded, and painted.
He made the hardware on the corners and on the end that is holding the small caster. He didn’t make the caster, he just painted it. He is thinking about making small wheels from scratch for the ends so they look a bit more authentic.
My husband used new pine boards from the hardware store for the top and sides. When he was done building the wooden parts, he threw it in the street and kicked it around. When we were satisfied with the amount of “aging” he applied a a two-in-one stain/polyurethane.
I am thrilled with the way it turned out. I like it even better than the real thing. We did look into authentic warehouse carts before he started this project. Our local salvage yard had two of them but they were VERY worn, too large for our room and still too expensive ($350). My husband’s version only cost about $80.00. Am I a lucky girl or what? Again, thanks to my very talented Hubby. XOXO! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by.