Testing my metal. aka Testing my mettle!January 13th, 2010 in member junk
I have a few metal treasures in my stash, but mostly they've just been sitting. I probably bought pieces that I liked then, but wasn't exactly sure why or how to use them. And even though industrial has been on the rise for a while, where I live it usually takes a little longer to pick up on the lastest trends. But I was waiting....
Here's where I'm going to start naming names again. I SOO love Lani's style and the way she incorporates industrial into her decorating. I've been seeing METAL everywhere and decided it was time. As I was moving it out of my way, I said I'll just make it into a table. So, I don't mean to MEDDLE, and she doesn't know it, but I channeled Lani as I recreated it.
And it definitely tested my METTLE as I did. It looks very simple and basic -- and it is -- but I spent a lot of time on trial and error. Originally I was going to cut glass to set on each shelf. Cutting the glass was a challenge and the edges did not look nice. If it were on the underside, the edges would be concealed -- but how would I do that? Luckily, there already were holes on the center of some sides, so I added the rest. With the table upside down I set in the glass, and ran a bolt into each hole. The bolts were so close to the glass it held it in place, I'm just glad I didn't crack the glass.
I flipped it back upright, and there you have the finished table. Oh, and I know what you're thinking "So what do you want? A MEDAL?" (That would be "no". The joy of "junking" is enough for me!)
Pattern or design used: My own design
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