So by now you’ve figured out that I have a love for all things décor. With that being said, sometimes you can look at something and see so much more potential. That is what happened a few weeks ago when Scott and I went to an antique show in St. Joe MI. There it sat, I’ve been looking for one for quite sometime….
My very own chicken cage…
No I am not about to go buy chickens, shove them in there and let them poop the thing up! No this beauty you see is going to be my new coffee table. Just you wait…
This project was definitely a collaboration of my ideas, and my husbands handy work. I helped, a lot, and then I put the wrench on backwards trying to help hold the bolt on and that was pretty much the end of that.
We like an old/new style around here, so finding the old cage was a bonus, but finding wheels to go with it not so easy. We went searching at the antique mall, and found some but once we got them home realized they were too small. I just might have to create a project out of those small antique castors???
The ones we found were at Lowes, but they were way too shiny for that old cage. After sanding them and applying a chemical solution (a.k.a. the works) they were looking so much better.
Big difference huh? This project was fairly easy to do, until we changed it up a bit and had to go back for smaller bolts. Originally we were going to use some wood underneath to make it more sturdy, but then didn’t like the look of it so decided once we nailed it in a few spots that it was sturdy enough. After all, I can guarantee you nobody will be propping their feet up on this table.
And lets be serious here, I am not trying to get my Pottery Barn all rusted up with vintage wheels. These here are just fine, and they actually roll around and not scratch the floors 🙂 We also had a custom glass top made to fit because I think it helped add the “new” factor and finished off the look and the light reflects nicely too.
I really really love how this turned out. What do you think? I love mixing old and new. I like to define my style as “I like what I like and I don’t care if it’s old, new. cottage, country or somewhere in between.” It simply mixes my love of old objects, with the potential of turning them into something more amazing than they were to begin with. Don’t ever be afraid to try something new. I am not saying that I created this look completely, I have seen many variations of this table, but the little details that you choose to customize it to fit your style and décor is all that really matters. And as a bonus, the top also opens up, so there’s lots of room for decorating to go on in there too! 🙂
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