First off, I wanted to say thank you to all of the awesome, encouraging comments people have been leaving here on my blog lately. I really never expected so many people to actually read and follow it! I really appreciate it and thank each and every one of you who have stopped by to say hello! 🙂
So of course I forgot to take a before picture of this enamel top table I got at a garage sale, but trust me, it was pretty rough. The top and leaves were in good shape, but the wooden base was all stained and the metal legs were very rusty. I started by removing the legs and painting the wooden table base black.
I thought I could shine up the chrome legs with some steel wool but after scrubbing them ruthlessly, the rust would not budge. It had actually eaten through and was pitted in some areas. I also scrapped the project and was going to leave the legs as is, but I stumbled across this shiny “metal” spray paint and thought I may as well try it out. First, I steel-wooled the crap out of the legs to smooth them out as much as possible.
Wow, it actually worked! Looks great!!! 🙂
The spray paint worked better than I anticipated and gave them back that “chrome” look! Even up close, it’s very convincing!
I even painted the old plastic drawer pull with the metal spray paint, to match the legs. I love how it turned out and hope someone snatches it up to enjoy on a porch or a sun room!
In recent “pickin'” news…I had the best day EVER last Saturday and scored a bunch of great primitives!
Got a couple new crates which have been selling like hot cakes!
Some great firkin buckets…
A country tool/flat-ware carrier…
A super primitive wooden bowl
A wonderful red painted planting box / crate
A green vintage suitcase and an enamelware “slop bucket”
And a red silk-lined case of some sort. Wonder what it was used to carry?
Lastly are these fun, quirky vintage pins! I bought a crate at a garage sale and it was filled with these colorful old pins, some of which I found kind of humorous. Like “Preppies are people too…” 🙂 There were probably about 40-50 of them. I love little chotchkies like these…they are just FUN!