We purchased this sideboard from a woman that said she acquired it years ago from an antique store in Prescott, Arizona at a price of $3,000. She then decided to “refinish” the piece by removing all the brass hardware and imitation tortoise shell (throwing away the doors) and painting the piece with a few different colors of latex paint. She was moving that day and needed to sell it. We decided to try and rescue it.
This is a beautiful heavy duty cast iron machine base from the US Industrial Age topped with a custom butcher-block style table top made from reclaimed white oak.
This is how we got our Restoration Hardware Style Trestle Table for under $200 using IKEA Components.
We wanted to find a nice big worktable for our project (sewing, crafts, scrapbooking, and more) room. We found a table system we liked at IKEA, but the two colors available (white or beech) did not match our decor.
This is an antique carpenters tool chest with four pull out shelves and dove-tailed corners. We acquired it from a woodworker who had bought it for the tools and had no use for the tool chest.
We acquired the cast iron base of a piano stool from a local man who had started to refinish the metal. He had removed some of the old paint but then left it in storage with the refinishing incomplete. When we got it there was white paint remnants in the crevices of the metal and the wooden seat was missing.
This is a mid-century metal drop leaf typewriter table with swivel casters and cast iron wheel covers. We picked it up from a local garage sale and couldn’t wait to personalize the look.
We rescued, reassembled, and refurbished an antique Russian sideboard. When we got it, it was literally in pieces. The woman we got it from was an interior designer and she had hoped to refurbish the cabinet herself but it turned out to be too big of a project for her.
An original industrial “LINBERRY N. WILKESBORO, N.C.” factory cart made of oak with cast iron wheels, bolts, and plates. We rescued the cart from abandonment in a grassy field.
We purchased this antique wooden storage rack from a couple who had happily owned it for many years. They decided to sell it because their grandchildren thought it was just too much fun to race it through the hallways of their home. They had used it in the pantry, the laundry room, and closet to store and stack everything from books and toys to linens and dishes over the years.
Authentic Industrial Furniture
We found an old machinist tool chest on Craigslist. We purchased it from a retiring machinist who had used it in his shop for many years. This chest is built like a tank and weighs approximately 250 lbs. While it looked in pretty bad shape, the corrosion was limited to surface rust.