Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17



Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wash tub Coffee Table

I've fallen a little behind on my blogging, but I AM getting things accomplished. With my extra shop space I've been able to crank a lot of new stuff -- mostly Christmas stuff for my sales Saturdays (many pictures to come very soon, I'm almost ready).

In the meantime, here's a project I just finished that would be great for any time of year! And I'm participating in Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage, be sure to visit and check out all the great transformation posts.



I started with the following ingredients: galvanized washtub, metal stand, and round glass tabletop.

I drilled holes through the bottom of the tub and used some clippy things I found and bolts to attach the stand to the tub.


I wanted something a little more trustworthy than rubber bumpers for holding the glass on top, so I found some hardware that could slip over the rim of the tub. Then I epoxyed them to the underside of the glass.

Then fill with whatever you like. I used greens for Christmas in the photo, but the possibilities are endless -- balls, junk, flowers, photos, Monopoly money, etc. I have a round board inside as a false bottom so I don't have to fill the whole tub.
I like the way it turned out and it would work well in a living room or outside on a patio.
Midge

7 comments:

The Tattered Cottage said...

WOW! That is awesome! I LOVE it!
Toni

red.neck chic said...

Oh my gosh - I LOVE IT!!! I have a chair awaiting the perfect side table - you just fired up my imagination!!! NOW I just have to find a tub...hmmmm....

;-D Thank You!!!
Robelyn

bec4 said...

Love it-I wonder what the metal stand originally held?

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

terrific idea,, i love old wash tubs.

alice hanson said...

Midge,
So cool! What a great conversation piece. Filled with what-ever!!
smiles, alice

LuvMyGarden said...

Another wonderful, unique idea. I am so glad I dropped in!

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