industrial red cross table and an addition to the front porch

I decided to do a porch shoot today, even though the rain has returned.
 A couple of painting projects I've been waiting to work on, are now inside projects!

Yesterday I got a couple pieces started, and this one finished.

This little industrial table was pretty plain jane to begin with.
(you can see the before in my Instagram photos in my sidebar)

I always love functional, sturdy pieces.

I gave it two coats of Miss Mustard Seed's Ironstone.

I did a similar table this past January, and really loved it.  
It sold pretty quickly at Junk Salvation.

I painted a red cross on the top, and distressed it, then waxed the whole piece.


I also just got in an order of fun straws for Memorial Day and Fourth of July!

I sell packs of stripey straws at my space at Aunt Bee's, and thought they looked great with the table.

The Barbicide dispenser is something I picked up a few weeks ago on one of my shopping trips.  I had planned to put it in the Farmhouse Show, but I decided I liked it too much to let it go.
Formerly used in barber shops to sterilize combs, it's now cleaned up and a fun straw dispenser at our coffee / Italian soda station.


One of my requests this weekend for Mother's Day was a honey-do item:
hanging a salvage window frame I picked up for the front porch.


Last year when I wrote this post, I mentioned I'd love to find a salvage window frame to hang behind the swing to draw your eye forward- away from the neighbors roofline.

It had all the glass still in the panes, so we had a smash fest and broke glass in the driveway!
It took a bit longer than I anticipated, because there were lots of shards wedged into the frame after the big pieces were broken.
But now, it's hung and I love it.  Just another charming element to the porch.


We've had a lot of time to already enjoy the porch.
It's unusual- normally Spring time in Oregon is chilly and drizzly.
But we've had temperatures in the 80's for a nice long stretch.


Perfect for enjoying the flowers and a nice glass of wine.



I'm gearing up for summer items at Aunt Bee's House, so this will fit in perfectly with the Americana pieces I will be taking in soon.

That's all for today! 
 I'm going to continue working on the other piece, and finishing up a large armoire.
You can also see what I do to keep busy during the day by following my Instagram feed!

14 comments

  1. Denise,
    That little table is very CUTE and I love that huge window on your porch (perfect for that spot).

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Adorable, Denise! Love your porch window too!
    Hope to see you sometime soon!
    Blessings,
    Amanda

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  3. visiting from feathered nest friday. THis is spectacular. Love love the table. the window frame idea is pretty cool too.

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  4. I really love your porch. The window frame looks great behind the swing, what a great addition. I like your little Red Cross table, nice find.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

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  5. Your porch is such a pretty place--love the window and everything you have done. Those straws are so cute!

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  6. Love your sweet little table! Your whole porch looks so beautiful!!

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  7. I love that sweet table.. Let me get a pen so I can come over and buy that .. All joking aside its sooooooooooooooo cute. LOVE LOVE

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  8. Okay, I love the red cross table. Totally my style. It's very cute, and a bit creepy at the same time. Looks like it could be a prop in an old horror movie and that's a compliment!

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  9. Love the red cross! Cute little detail! I have to work on my porch this weekend. it still looks glum and post-winter. Your porch shots are just the inspiration I need!

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  10. This is a great table and the front porch looks great! Have a great weekend.

    Cynthia

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  11. Denise,
    Just coming by again to let you know that you will be featured at my party on Monday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. I have come here and read. may be useful and continued success

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