Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Furniture at the WAC today ~ Trestle Table and Bench

 Today I had a bit of a change up at the WAC. I took over this fabulous trestle table, groovy plastic retro chairs and tall work bench style table.
 The trestle table is a "fair dinkum" one. In other words it was made as a trestle table rather then being trestle legs with a plank of wood or old door on top. This ones legs fold up under.This allows for far more leg room under the table.
 The top is the natural pine and the legs are partly painted, still the old original paint. I gave the whole thing an estapol.
 I love the retro plastic chairs and I think they look fun with the more traditional timber of the trestle table. They are a mixed set of six, 3 bright orange and 3 bright green.
 Here you can see the look of the legs with the old paint and timber peeking through.
 With the old bench I left the top natural and estapoled it and I painted the base white to give it a bit of a shabby or French Country look.
 You can see my lighthouse lamps now have nice deco looking round white shades.

 I also can never pass up retro planters be they anodised or plastic.
 Teapots always display well don't you think?
 I also really like this faux 1960's deer head. It is really well made from pale timber. I am not sure of a maker but it has a nice "Scandi" feel to it and is perfect for those who like the look of "dead animal" wall art without the actual death to an animal.

 This old US mail bag I think would look great chopped up and made into a large cushion or some kind of wall art etc..what do you think?
 Old trolley. These are great as the backs for a footpath sign or as a display in a garden or even as the back of a menu board for a restaurant....not everyone's thing but imagination sometimes is needed for turning some old industrial items into a useable piece of furniture.
Talking of industrial I also like these old file drawers. I am pretty sure these ones are the right size for cd's and Dvd's to be stored in.


  1. I really like what you've done with the tables, good job. I just bought a much older set of very similar file drawers for my shop, he he.

  2. Love the old bench Katherine. My favourite timber top and white bottom!!
    Pam x

  3. Those chairs are very cool, Katherine. I like all those planters too. xx

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  5. Really like those plastic chairs so much color and eye candy today my eyes were everywhere on the first few photo's looking into the back ground ;-)) dee x

  6. Looks fab. Love that timber topped table and adore the picnic table setting you've done. Most creative sister.x

  7. Love the way you're working the trestle table and plastic chairs. Makes me want to have a party! Work bench is fabuloso!

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