Industrial Cart Put Together with Love!

July 30th, 2014 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
18 users recommend

Love the look of this vignette.  Its got Industrial, contemporary and a little bit of chippiness.
So I forgot to take a before bad!  But it was just the cart when I purchased it.  I bought the pipes and flanges at the hardward store so I could add another facet to the piece.
It had great patina, but was REALLY dirty.  A little clean-up and some poly, and it looks awesome!
With the pipes and flantes added....
...the glass can sit on top.
Now comes the love part.  This year I celebrated a milestone anniversary...30 years with the same amazing man!  So in honor of that I did a little vignette.  This vintage bride and groom are featured under one of my many cloches. 
These scale weights under another cloche represent the wedding cake which sits on top of a mini cake stand.
The clock represents our timeless love.
This vintage scale is set at 30 for our 30 years together.
It certainly takes a lot of love, grace and understanding to stay married for 30 years.
And the little shoes?  They were just so darn cute!  Or maybe they just signify the two children that came after.  One is now almost 25 and one is 22.  Where has the time gone!
And heres the finished piece!
Love the look of this vignette.  Its got Industrial, contemporary and a little bit of chippiness.

Love the look of this vignette.  It's got Industrial, contemporary and a little bit of chippiness.

I purchased this amazing green cart a few years back, but it has been just sitting in my garage collecting dust. I finally got around to doing something with it and knew I wanted to add glass to it.  It already had the slots on the four corners a piece of pipe would fit into.  With a flange added to the top of each pipe, a piece of glass could easily rest on top. My piece certainly seems to have all come together!  I hope you lke it as much as I do!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, cottage, glass, industrial, furniture, family room, entry, black, farm, green, shelf, table, brown

Comments (7)

CottageElements writes: Lauretta, I seem to have a lot of junking friends out of Cali! Dang it has to be so far! We could have a ball!!!

Lani Posted: 11:49 am on August 6th
Lauretta writes: I love the way this is put together Lanette! I would have this in my home in a minute!!!! Wish I lived near you, we could be working together. Lauretta Lowell, Whimsical Curiosities

Posted: 8:50 am on August 3rd
gadgetsponge writes: That looks amazing Lanette! Such great taste and thoughtfulness throughout. I'm really impressed how you pulled all the elements together to reflect your great, long-lasting marriage. Kudos! Posted: 8:27 pm on July 31st
CottageElements writes: Thanks for the comments! Now if I could only get to the rest of the stash in my garage and basement! So much junk, so little!


PS Jim, I felt like I was channeling you on this one ;-) Posted: 12:27 pm on July 31st
Heavenly_Treasures writes: LANETTE,
Now we can see what you can do with junk,You turn that table in to something very desireable.Very well done.You have a beautiful day.GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 12:07 pm on July 31st
JunkArchitect writes: Lani. I would have bought the cart in a second! And what you did with it is the perfect repurpose. You certainly have a knack for finding some of the coolest junk out there.


Posted: 11:13 am on July 31st
StrangeCargo writes: Hi Lanette, it's funny how a lot of us seem to contribute to our "inventory" of stuff over time and then one day, the idea is born to grow the project into a living, breathing thing. I think I'll need therapy (and more space) regarding my burgeoning inventory. Your cart speaks volumes of ingenuity and love, and it's wonderful on how you layer it with many significant and historical details. Well done on this beautiful tribute to your marriage. Happy anniversary!

Ken Posted: 4:50 am on July 31st
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