Upcycled Vintage Canvas Bin Side Table

January 30th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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First, I got some cheap wood at the lumber store and put the board and side pieces all together.
Next, I sanded the edges down and heavily sanded and used a wood rasp on some parts to make it look really worn down in certain spots.  After that I drove some old nails and staples into the wood and beat them in sloppily.  Some I drove in crooked or bent.  Then a lot of various gouging, scraping, and dinging all over it to add some hard years to it.  I use the steel wool and apple cider vinegar method to stain the wood (which Im addicted to using now).  
After I got the look I wanted, I put a good coat of paste wax on and buffed it out a bunch to give it some richness and protect it from water rings and such.
The great thing is all the storage the canvas bin offers and it keeps all the stored things out of site.
Not sure what Perry Bros. produced, but Im sure glad they used these bins and that Father Time gave it some great age.
Voila!  A finished project and a great solution for added storage and appeal for the newly decorated room.
First, I got some cheap wood at the lumber store and put the board and side pieces all together.

First, I got some cheap wood at the lumber store and put the board and side pieces all together.

We are redecorating my son's room into an industrial/weathered style.  We ran across this old canvas bin while out junkin' and decided to turn it into a side table for his room.  It also gives him plenty of hidden storage.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, wood, industrial, table, recycled, upcycled, stain, sanded, decorating, storage, side table, rust, aged, wooden, mail bin, canvas, bin

Comments (14)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: This table is a great project and I love that you can use it for storage! Love the wood finish too. ~Mary~ Posted: 10:14 am on July 21st
patina+whimsy writes: I have a large canvas bin, as well. It's full of cardboard boxes at the moment. This is an awesome idea! Posted: 1:24 am on April 7th
CountryDesignStyle writes: Love the canvas bin. Great storage. Posted: 7:22 am on February 11th
oldnews writes: That canvas bin is so cool! What a find! I love what you've done with it, it is a beautiful piece of furniture now! Marie
Posted: 8:21 am on February 10th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: LOVE this! I'm also redoing my son's room with industrial flair... this table of yours is a beauty!

Posted: 12:19 am on February 4th
DecorMadeSimple writes: Great find, creative idea. Park a few stools around it and enjoy.
Posted: 6:53 pm on February 1st
annebell writes: That's such a great look! The top and the bin look perfect together. Good work! Posted: 4:09 pm on February 1st
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks so much everyone for the generous comments. It's what makes this place so great. Posted: 9:23 am on February 1st
suewhitney writes: Brian...look at you go. This is a stunner. Great work my fried!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:23 am on February 1st
Heavenly_Treasures writes: Brian,
Great job on that amazing table. That top is great. Thank's for sharing.Have a nic day, Robert. Posted: 12:43 am on February 1st
jerserypickerbro writes: Brian it came out looking great, that room is going to be sweet. I have one of them canvas bin too; I was going to cut the canvas off it and use it to cover some thing. However, after see yours it back to the drawing board.
Awesome Posted: 8:18 pm on January 31st
NDJunkGirl writes: OMG! This is a terrific table! I adore the canvas bin and using it like you did is genius!


p.s. can you tell I LOVE it?! :)
Posted: 4:49 pm on January 31st
chippingcharm writes: LOVE it :) Laurel Posted: 9:33 am on January 31st
JunkArchitect writes: Brian, you did a beautiful job building and distressing the top. The canvas bin was an amazing find.


Posted: 7:20 am on January 31st
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