Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vintage Metal Typewriter table makeover

I snagged this old typewriter table from my Mama's basement in August.  I can't resist old rusty metal.  My Mom was like "you really want that?!"  I knew with a little love it would be right at home in my orphaned furniture house.  

Here's a little before 
(I actually wanted to keep it like this but was worried about the lead and rust with my girlies)

Who knows what this writing is....Mom, Uncle Bill....anyone? ;)

Step 1: Remove all hardware and clean with a water vinegar solution.  I didn't paint the screws or casters to keep the piece authentic looking.

Step 2: Lay all the pieces out and spray one coat of Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer on all sides.

{sorry for the horrible picture, I sprayed it in the sun so it would dry faster}

Step 3: Do multiple light coats of the spray paint of your choice.  I used Valspar Indigo and I LOVE it.  The after allotted dry time put it all back together!

I topped mine off with a green house from Ikea and some old books.  These little tables are awesome and versatile.  If you see one, snatch it up!  You won't be disappointed.  

Much Love,

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