A Rusty Repurpose

October 26th, 2009 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
11 users recommend

Heres what the original piece looked like
I used a reciprocating saw and cut off the top piece...(dang, I love that saw!)
A round piece of glass was added to the top, a few round furniture protectors so as not to scratch the glass and ta-da!  An instant new side table.

This fun purchase at a sale in Minnesota surprised even me and ended up as a "repurpose".  My intention was to fill the umbrella stand with branches for a corner in my home.  But, while rearranging my family room furniture, I realized one end of the couch was lacking a side table... 

Pattern or design used: My Own Design
posted in: member junk, side table, umbrella stand

Comments (17)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: This could stay inside or go outside for me. I love it! ~Mary~ Posted: 5:36 pm on June 11th
junkermidge writes: Andrea, that table is AMAZING! Glad you had the vision to see it as a table -- perfection! The reciprocationg saw is one of my favorite tools, too. Way safer than a table saw or circular saw and useful for "weird" kind of cuts. Glad you could pass the word on the others! Way to go!
Midge Posted: 2:14 pm on October 31st
suewhitney writes: Awesome job. Love, love,love this table! Ditto on the you go girl!!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:46 am on October 28th
CottageElements writes: Andrea, I thought this piece looked familiar. Don't know which place I saw it at, but love what you did with it!!! Would be a favorite of mine. Love how you're using power tools, too! Haven't tried a reciprocating saw yet. Might be a little hesitant on that one. You go, girl! Posted: 11:35 pm on October 27th
alicemom writes: Andrea,
I am soooooooooooooooooooooo impressed! It is darling and to think YOU did it!
Smiles, alice Posted: 9:14 pm on October 27th
NDJunkGirl writes: Well, my husband is very reluctant for me to use it. I only dig it out when he is gone, wear safety goggles and try very carefully not to cut my leg or arm off! Seriously, it's a bit of a scary one, but you'll gain more confidence every time you use it. The secret is don't let up when cutting or stop in the middle of the cut - it wants to jump around if you let off the handle and it's hard to get back on track. If I can do it, ANYONE can...seriously. Andrea Posted: 8:31 pm on October 27th
upyourattic writes: Very cute! You're too brave - I would have been afraid of the saw with rust flying everywhere! I wish there was a class around here called "Power Tools for Women"...or even some men! I would just love to know how to use these tools and feel confident using them. I jerry-rig everything!

Great re-do and thanks for sharing!
Patti Posted: 7:45 pm on October 27th
MimiToria writes: Awesome "as is", but even awesomer re purposed into the end table. Wonderful vision with this piece Andrea. I thought it was cool when you picked it out to buy it, but I'm afraid it would of been delegated to hold my umbrellas for the rest of its life vs. your wonderful end table idea.
Gretchen Posted: 5:58 pm on October 27th
racers7 writes: Salvage, rusty,...add in power tools, love that repurposed metal! Melody Posted: 12:00 pm on October 27th
RustyDiva writes: You know I'm lovin the rust!!!!! Great job! I also love power tools! Reciprocating saw is awesome but I also love my table saw and the miter saw and the .......oh I just love power tools. I have more than my boyfriend! Posted: 10:50 am on October 27th
shabbychick writes: Andrea - I love the rusty, chippiness of your new "sidetable". What a great find!


P.S. A reciprocating saw??? I don't have one of those - may have to add it to my Christmas list! :) Posted: 9:21 am on October 27th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This turned out fabulous, Andrea! I bet it looks cool looking down on it with the cross bars meeting in the middle. A nice X.

Who is very impressed with your power tool skills, by the way. :)
Posted: 8:28 am on October 27th
oldnews writes: Wow, this is beautiful! It would have looked great with the branches, but this is fantastic! Very cool! Marie Posted: 10:02 pm on October 26th
monakent writes: LOVE this piece!!!! What a cool table it turned out to be. gailmarie Posted: 4:43 pm on October 26th
suewannabeinkc writes: What a beautiful table! old rusty metal, one of my favorite things!
You might still add seasonal accents inside like your branches, small pumpkins and gourds, greenery, etc.
I've got to learn to use one of those saws! My husband's handy but not usually around when I need these things done. Maybe one should be on my Xmas wish list... (a power saw - I have one husband already!) :-D
Joanne Posted: 4:24 pm on October 26th
chippingcharm writes: Oooo...ahhh...love! Andrea, it looks like we should be shopping together, chippy painted metal, rust...or maybe not, we would probably want all the same stuff :) Laurel Posted: 3:34 pm on October 26th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Love this piece...great transformation...even though in its original form holding branches or whatever it would have been terrific too.... Posted: 2:51 pm on October 26th
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