I love vintage industrial furniture. Love, love, love it. I have hanging cage lights, metal baskets and lots of cool rusty goodness bits and pieces. But I REALLY want this industrial console table from Hudson Goods.
Unfortunately, $1300 is out of the question, so I researched DIY industrial tables and found some terrific ideas. But, since Mr. Bad Rabbit is doing a lot of traveling right now, making a table won't happen any time soon.
Soooooo. I impulsively decided to make a stand-in. I thought it wise to really make sure I'd be happy with the metallic look before investing time and money. Plus I just had to do something about the bland, outdated table I've put up with for years. I couldn't take it anymore.
I didn't take a before picture, but this is the basic style of the 1980s sofa table I was so desperately tired of.
So I grabbed 3 different silver craft paints and some flat black and got to it!
So much better! Finally, some visual interest!
To achieve the rust stain look, I used these finishes:
They work together to produce a chemical reaction creating "rust." You never know what you will get.
After a quick spray of poly it was ready to make it's debut as an industrial table.
Oh, I do like me something shiny!
Wasn't Mr. Bad surprised when he came home from his trip? He really likes the look and is looking forward to doing a DIY table. Meanwhile, I'm content with my stand-in. For a while anyway.