A gutsy wheelbarrow coffee table

November 16th, 2011 in member junk     
Funky_Junk_Donna Funky_Junk_Donna, member
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Reclaimed cedar, a rusty kettle and hydrangeas all provided some fun inspiration for the finished product.
Do you also stage before you finish? I always do... who can wait? :)
I LOVE quirky coffee tables and my eyes kept glancing to my wheelbarrow full of weeds. So I decided to put this cutie to work with a better purpose in mind.
sand sand sand sand...
This rusty wonder got a good dose of satin clear to help deepen the rust tone and protect it from... the indoors? Truth be told, I dont like tetanus shots so well use that reason.
Some random planks did the trick for a sturdy base.
I then predrilled and screwed the cedar strips to the base boards to get rid of that new wood look. (imagine...)
Heehee... so beautifully weird!
Love those wood tones!
And then theres that magazine storage area... (the inside got a good dose of spray too)
Add a pot of dried hydrangeas and I deemed her done!
Gutsy or not, its a revolutionary idea, dont you think?!?Now I want a BIGGER one. :)
Reclaimed cedar, a rusty kettle and hydrangeas all provided some fun inspiration for the finished product.
Do you also stage before you finish? I always do... who can wait? :)

Reclaimed cedar, a rusty kettle and hydrangeas all provided some fun inspiration for the finished product.

Do you also stage before you finish? I always do... who can wait? :)


I totally expect this one to raise a few eyebrows. But this crazy invention came with a purpose.

I challenged my blog readers to break out of their comfort zone and see what they could create that felt 'risky' to them. My goal was to encourage originality within themselves.

Oh how I coaxed and challenged with, "Have you got the guts?!?"

And here was my project.

Know what? They pretty much all deemed me gutsy to the extreme. YES! Now... I just hope that was a good thing. :)


Pattern or design used: My own design - Funky Junk Interiors
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, metal, wood, furniture, junk, outdoors, coffee table, aqua, magazine storage, wheelbarrow, indoors

Comments (8)

CottageElements writes: Donna, this is really thinking outside the box! How fun! Love this piece!

Lani Posted: 8:19 am on November 24th
NDJunkGirl writes: I love it, Donna! Love the color of the wood and the fact of magazine storage- great! I am working on a new coffee table myself and am loving the industrial look of it so far. Will share soon... Posted: 8:11 am on November 18th
Frankie writes: Absolutely awesome! This is why I love your blog! Posted: 7:02 am on November 18th
Swirlygirl writes: This inspired me to bring my rusty antique wheelbarrow in, fill it w burlap sacks, & put a pencil tree w a star motif on display. My husband says I've gone too far! It's ADORABLE! Posted: 7:26 pm on November 17th
sassycass writes: I love, love this!! What a cool idea - I totally want this in my living room! Posted: 6:53 pm on November 17th
JunkArchitect writes: I can see why you couldn't wait to turn the wheelbarrow into something; the finish is amazing. What a great Funky Junk table creation.

Jim

Posted: 12:41 pm on November 17th
suewhitney writes: I like a girl with guts!!! This is AWESOME!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:25 am on November 16th
konarskio writes: I LOVE it! Great idea! I could totally see this on my patio in my garden! Posted: 8:04 am on November 16th
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