Industrial Cart Coffee Table
Anyone ready for a little industrial restoration? Awhile back I picked up an old industrial cart at an auction and shared it in a Thrifty Thursday post. The cart was in pretty shabby condition when I got a hold of it. Oil stains, splintering wood, and caked on dirt was just a few of the cart’s issues. Through all of the muck all I could see was a super awesome Industrial Coffee Table.
There she is….pretty rough huh? But pretty amazing as well! When it came to cleaning this thing up I relied on the products I had on hand and some good ole elbow grease. I decided to give the cart a good sanding to try and get rid of some of the yuckier wood.
A good amount of scraping and scrubbing was done on the metal, wood, and under parts of the cart. When I say that dirt was caked on this thing, I’m not exaggerating. My old trusty power sander came in handy for this job, along with some Minwax Stain and Polycrylic.
Once the wood was sanded down a bit I decided to add some stain. I also wanted to protect the table and prevent any splinters, so I gave the whole table a few coats of Polycrylic. Making sure to cover some of the flaking paint on the metal parts. I tried to leave as much character on the table as possible, but still making it safe for home use.
I am very happy with the cart’s restoration. It’s cleaned up but still had it’s industrial integrity.
As much as I wish I could keep this Industrial Cart Coffee Table, it is for sale. Sigh.
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