Bumble Bee Fish Tote Coffee Table

February 25th, 2015 in member junk     
patina+whimsy patina+whimsy, member
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I ran across an old Bumble Bee wooden fish tote along the Oregon Coast a couple of years ago.  I knew I wanted to make a coffee table out of it, but when I curb-shopped some free fence, I decided to make the top out of that.  I cut up a true 4x4 & made the legs.  I used a mixture of vinegar & steel wool to make a stain for the legs so they would look rustic.  I created a recessed edge on the interior of the fish tote & then cut the fence accordingly.  It took a lot of sanding the fence boards, as they were heavily coated with paint, but I discovered a lovely shade of blue under the white!  The rope handles are original to the tote.  I was happy with how it turned out.  :)

I'll add more photos once I have the size edited.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, eclectic, , family room, outdoor spaces, living room, beachy, coffee table, upcycle, reclaimed, fence, fish tote, wooden crate

Comments (2)

patina+whimsy writes: Thanks! I love it. Sadly, it hasn't sold, so I am bringing it home for a while. It just takes the right person to appreciate a certain style/piece. It might end up staying in my house! :) Posted: 1:12 pm on March 3rd
gadgetsponge writes: Super great piece that's got some heft to it and plenty of patina and age. Great job! Posted: 7:34 am on March 1st
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