industrial farmhouse table

This is such an exciting time for me right now!

I'm starting to really figure out my business style, and be purposeful with my goals and dreams.

The best way to describe my style is Donnie and Marie.
If you're like me, and you were a child of the 1970's / 1980's, then you know what I mean:
I'm a little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll.

Today is more of the rock and roll, but I hope to show you how I mesh it with the country
(or romance as it tends to be...)

I drove out to an estate sale a few weeks ago in a small nearby town. 
I was bummed that I had scheduled a hair appointment on a Friday morning
(prime shopping day for me)
and this sale had looked particularly good.
It was pretty picked over- however, I was able to find some awesome stuff despite being late to the party.

This rusty table was hiding in the garage, which technically wasn't part of the sale.
But, I asked the lady taking cash if it was for sale?
She asked someone else and he said,
you mean that old thing in there?
Are you sure?
It's pretty rusty...

I said with a smile, I like rust.

woo hoo! it never hurts to ask!

I hauled it home along with a few other goodies, and was really excited about the possibilities for this piece.

I could just picture it as an entry way table or a bar!
So I set it up as both for my little photo shoot.

I don't remember where I found the oil drip pan, but it was in relatively newish shape, and I thought it would be cute as a serving tray.
I hand painted the lettering on the side, added in some mason jars and stripy straws, and there you go.
I still hope to find a wicker round placemat or something like that to go inside the tray for a nice finished look.
It got a coat of poly to seal the lettering and any possibility of rust.

My hydrangeas are all starting to turn from bright blue to beautiful pastels.
I picked a big bunch for the jar.

The photo doesn't accurately show how large this jar is!
It's a gallon size, and has a rusty wire handle.
It is huge.
It's also stamped on the bottom of what looks like the Ohio Glass Company logo.
They are very old and really nice!

I know you just saw the red and gray cloth on the table from Monday, but I really love it!
It was something I found this last weekend.
The colors are fantastic, and
this afternoon I am hoping to start making the cushion for the bench project I hinted at the other day.

Most of what you see here will be going with me to Molly Mo's Antique Faire in just a week and a half.
Including this basket and German glass glitter number.
I have two others numbers as well.

Anyway, back to the table.  
With all the chippy paint and rust, I gave it a good scrape and then coated it with polyurethane to keep it in good shape.
I also added some barn wood to the top.  
The boards got a good cleaning and then I cut them to size so it has a nice rustic, but finished look.

I love the overall look.  
I even think a stack of pretty blankets or old suitcases would be great on the bottom.

Jon really liked this piece, and I do too.  I know that when we are both in love with something like this it's hard to say goodbye to it, but I also know I'm on the right path of what my style is.

I hope that if you are in the area you can stop by Molly Mo's.  
Most of what you saw here will be available at the show and I have lots more coming!

Have a great day~
xo Denise

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