I love living in the country.
There are acres and acres of rolling hills covered in lush green grass and white fences dotting the country side. There are cows and sheep and horse barns and fresh eggs and hay bales and wide-open blue skies with fluffy white clouds…..
….and stacks and stacks of junk that no one wants.
I have all that junk to myself.
It’s the kind of junk you see on television.
You know….you’ve seen it before.
You’re watching a show and the designers are trying to figure out what they are going to make a coffee table out of and they find some old rusty tractor parts and weld them together and make this incredible table and everyone exclaims how it’s the finest piece of furniture they have ever seen and they all pat themselves on the back and exclaim how inexpensive the table was to make and that they were able to get the tractor parts for only $75.
Rusty tractor parts for only $75.00.
What a bargain.
Unless you live in the country….
….and then they’re a dime a dozen. 🙂
There’s an auction down the road from my house where all the junk in the country gathers once a month and has a party.
I’m its favorite customer.
You can find almost everything at the auction.
They sell all the fancy stuff at the beginning when the bidding is fast and furious.
I just get a diet coke and wait….because after all the fancy stuff is gone….
….they start on the boxes in the back.
Boxes full of treasures.
Like vintage books and milk glass and silver plate and tobacco baskets and bingo cards and clock radios and velvet Elvis paintings and old house numbers.
Right out of an episode of American Pickers.
Good thing the auction only happens about once a month.
Good thing they know my number.
Good thing I have a storage building.
And good thing for the country that I arrived in town just in time…to give all that wonderful glorious junk…..
….a place to call home. 🙂
PS I made the table using metal and plastic house numbers and Elmer’s ProBond Advanced Glue.
It was such an easy project.
Find house numbers at your local home improvement store or yard sale or auction.
Lay them out in the pattern you want on an existing table.
Glue in place with Elmer’s ProBond Advanced Glue.
Let dry according to directions.
Have your local home improvement store cut a piece of acrylic for the tabletop to fit on top of the numbers.
Glue a metal nut to each corner of the wood table and the acrylic tabletop.
Easy simple project….
….and I finished just in time for next month’s auction. 🙂
PS Here are 21 ideas on how to decorate your coffee table once you’re done creating it.