Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rainy Day Project

My rainy day project today was to try to pretty up this old typewriter stand that I picked up over the weekend. At first I thought I may use it as a rolling stand for my KitchenAid mixer so I could just wheel it over to the power cord in my kitchen. The wheels are not shown in this before shot, as they were with Henri getting a much needed shot of WD-40.

Since my mixer is silver in color, I had the idea to use some silver paint to lighten up the look of the stand and then decided a little gold would add a little zip to it too.

I really like this little pencil drawer.

And the embossed writing on the base reads "Pat. Applied For."

After I finished, I realized it would work well in our studio space too.

And it glides nicely on the painted concrete floors in case I want to use it for transporting 50# boxes of clay with ease.

For now, I think I will leave it in the studio.

Guess I'll keep my mixer where it is for now.


Kendall said...

I just love the beautiful finish you achieved with the gold and silver. It looks great where you put it. So unexpected but PERFECT!

Amanda said...

I loved it before you started on it, but it really looks brilliant in your studio!

micah @ the yellow front door said...


1022 Sea Shell Ave said...

What a great find, and the fact that you can use it in several different spaces is a double bonus!


Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

That was an unexpected surprise . . looks good in the studio.

Piecefulafternoon said...

I love the way you think up ideas for re-using something. The table is great!

jennyfreckles said...

Well, you certainly prettied that up. You are clever.

Low Tide High Style said...

I love how your stand turned out and it looks great with your beautiful painted floor!

Kat :)