Today for Friday Furniture I thought I would share with you our railroad cart refinishing project.
We purchased these carts in Mississippi when we first moved to Tennessee over a year ago.
Loading two of these babies into the back of the truck was not easy!!
The top boards were in bad shape so we removed them.
And decided to replace them with some old barn boards we removed from an old barn last spring that were in far better shape.
We planed them down to clean them up a bit.
We removed the hardware and wheels and cleaned them with a stiff wire brush.
And painted them black.
It now resides in our son’s apartment.
As seen here
I big carts and I can not lie!
Another great find was this guy.
The top has a metal overlay.
Which adds even more character.
We just cleaned it up a bit with a wire brush and left it as is.
We found the old metal placard under all of the dirt.
I’m keeping this one!
And since I love flowers as much as my cat’s love to eat them!
I took one of the old boards that we removed from the rail road carts, a metal clamp and an old bell jar and made this hanging vase for my hearth room.
To keep the old rustic look I used the old nails that we saved from the carts to attach the vase to the wall.