License Plate Side Table

September 25th, 2012 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
33 users recommend

Start with one stripped antique dry sink...
Start by painting the body black
Take off the existing hardware from the curved drawer...
Screw on license plates - the more flimsy and rusted the better to form to the curved drawer front...
I also added some Liquid Nails...
I cut one license plate and only needed to use two in total on the drawer front.  I used screws to adhere them - not that I was worried theyd fall off, but because screws gave it an even more industrial look.
The key to the cool factor on the drawer was the handle.  It had to be very industrial looking.  No idea what the metal pieces came from (found them in my junk box), but the handle came off a dresser.
I decided the piece would look even better if the bottom had a row of license plates, so I randomly lined them up and screwed them to the bottom.
Spray poly (several coats) was used on the bottom plates and drawer, and I gave the body two coats of clear wax after it was painted and distressed a bit.  (Dry between coats and polishing) 
It was the first thing to sell in my booth at JunkFest on September 8th and I could have sold it 100 times!  Glad everyone liked it as much as I did.
Photo: Andrea Miller

An antique dry sink was given an industrial redo.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Andrea J. Miller
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, funky, furniture, , whimsical, family room, black, entry, brown, study, table, tin-metallic, game room, andrea miller

Comments (9)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Love what you did to continue to use this piece! Your vision is wonderful with using the old license plates, and it just looks homey to me. It could fit into a bedroom, family room, or even a bath. Great job! ~Mary~ Posted: 8:22 pm on October 24th
TinTinJunkFan writes: This is simply amazing! Love the whole piece but I especially like the license plates on the bottom. Posted: 8:19 am on October 18th
Junkpony writes: This is a great piece... I can see why you could have sold so many!
Posted: 6:29 am on October 16th
ReMadeIt writes: Great bespoke piece, I really like the handle on the drawer. Posted: 9:54 am on October 14th
suewhitney writes: I'm with Laurel...SERIOUSLY cool!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 5:46 am on October 7th
gadgetsponge writes: Totally cool! Love the handles and the license plate treatments. Definitely a piece to inspire others. Posted: 8:02 am on October 4th
Bec4 writes: The license plates were a perfect addition to this table--love it! Posted: 7:13 pm on September 30th
bizzibe writes: I love this piece! Very unique, cool & could fit in anywhere! Posted: 5:16 pm on September 28th
chippingcharm writes: SERIOUSLY cool!!! And those handles? Oh my...LOVE :) Posted: 5:21 am on September 27th
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