From Metal Tote to Console Table...

August 14th, 2013 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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Sorry, no before  picture...youll have to use your imagination. 
I thought it would be fun  to flip it upside down to make a little console table.
Four matching  spindles...cut down a bit on top to make it a better...less  spindle-y...height.  

(This table is now 26  tall)
Now Im thinking these  little handles would be a great place to hang a hand towel for a serving table  or wine bar.  Wish I would have thought of that when I was taking pictures  :)
I was originally imagining  Fred as a console table...maybe behind the couch or in the front entry...like  this.
Yesterday he served  my littlest charmer and I a light lunch on the patio.
And now...he has a new job as the  check out counter at a charming little market...around the corner in our Great  Room.  
What will Fred be up to next?  Well see...

I bought Fred Peterson's metal tote at an antique store a while back.  I don't know Fred, but I don't mind having his name on my new table.  In fact, I really kind of like it...history.  I wonder what Fred carried in his tote...and what he would think of my new console table??


Pattern or design used: My own design - Laurel Putman...Chipping with Charm
posted in: member junk, , side table, tool tote, console table, spindles

Comments (9)

MidwestVintageWerks writes: Great table - I love the name on it! Names on stuff always draw me to them even though it's usually hard to get the history on them. Posted: 11:12 am on December 29th
grungygalz writes: So cute!! Absolutely love this. Posted: 11:26 pm on August 31st
gadgetsponge writes: Way, way, way too cool Laurel!! The name is a bonus! Posted: 5:18 pm on August 28th
georgiamoon writes: I would take Fred anywhere!!! I love him.

Posted: 8:49 am on August 23rd
TinTinJunkFan writes: Lucky you, what a great container. Love what you did with it! Posted: 2:01 pm on August 16th
JunkArchitect writes: It really is a great little table and the spindle legs are the perfect scale. But...Fred wants his tote back...!

Jim

Posted: 10:00 am on August 15th
suziart writes: So fun! And a conversation piece,as well!!! I agree with Ken, it would work anywhere!

suzi

Posted: 7:43 am on August 15th
chippingcharm writes: Thanks Ken! We're having fun with him :) Posted: 2:18 pm on August 14th
StrangeCargo writes: Laurel, wherever you put Fred, he's in a good place. What a cool project. Thanks!

Ken Posted: 12:43 pm on August 14th
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