Trash find: retro wrought iron shelf

October 24th, 2012 in member junk     
rustinpeace rustinpeace, member
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All done and inside.  It holds lots of beautiful junk, dont you think?
The pics dont capture what an ugly mess it was.  Dirty, too. 
Some sanding and dusting, then a base coat of flat black with a light topspray of metallic bronze was just what it needed!
I love antique books.  The ones that are falling apart are perfect for decoupage.  There were no shelves so I made some and paged antique paper to the undersides.
I love it.  Just love it.
 
All done and inside.  It holds lots of beautiful junk, dont you think?

All done and inside.  It holds lots of beautiful junk, don't you think?


I couldn't believe this big (7 feet tall!) retro, amazing wrought-iron shelf was in someone's trash!  The guy throwing it out was happy to help me load it into my truck. 


posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, furniture, family room, black, retro, brown, shelf

Comments (3)

wdbflorida writes: I love this piece a lot. Great job and great save! Posted: 2:38 pm on January 4th
georgiamoon writes: Wow, imagine throwing something like this away! Posted: 5:29 pm on November 5th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Lordy lordy, you sure sure found a goody trash item in this shelf! It's heavy duty enough to hold lot's of junky treasures :) ~Mary~ Posted: 8:17 pm on October 24th
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