My favorite piece of furniture is...

Remember when I told you about Housewerks in Baltimore??

It was like Salvage Heaven!
 
When we went, we really went to browse. We had no idea what we were looking for and I think that was the best way to go there.

I have always loved industrial carts used as coffee tables. The first time I fell in love with one was from The Old Painted Cottage featured in the BHG Christmas Magazine.


The Old Painted Cottage at Christmas
 
Since then, many stores have added them to their lines....


 
Industrial Cart Coffee Table with Glass Top - Click to enlarge
 
 



But I always felt like the replications didn't hold the same character
that an "authentic" one would (although the Restoration Hardware one above is pretty darn amazing!).
So I held out....

But this particular day when we were browsing Housewerks, a cart caught my eye. Just in time for us to need a coffee table for our sunroom. Funny how that works...



It was an authentic, vintage industrial cart from the 1920's. Her markings say she is from Dayton, Ohio. They added old tongue and groove thick vintage hardwood flooring on top with the most fabulous chippy white paint.




 




 


When I got her home, my moms first response was "....and what are you going to do with THAT???" :) My mom likes NEW and she doesn't quite get my love for OLD! :)
but she loves me anyway!

I spent a few afternoons sanding the top down to get a smooth finish and cleaning it up. Then I added 3 coats of polycrylic on top.

To this day, I can honestly say, this is by far my favorite purchase and piece of "furniture" that we own. It is a statement piece! But I think it tells a story that makes me smile every time I walk by.
 
 
 
 
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!!!
Heather
 


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