Awesome Repurposing – Pieced Pastimes

One of my favorite catalogs to drool over is Restoration Hardware. If I ever win the lottery, I’m buying one of everything! So, when I saw this factory cart to coffee table from Suzanne at Pieced Pastimes – I was so jealous! haha Suzanne and her husband did an amazing job…I love it!

Here is her post:


Factory Cart Coffee Table

I was able to find this lovely old gal at a local antique shop.

I think my husband thought that I had finally gone off the deep end.

I just saw character and charm in this nice old cart – and also a new coffee table for the family room.

The top of the cart was weathered beyond hope, so we had to remove all the old boards. We were able to find some similar old boards to replace them with.

After some revamping (wheel adjustments to level the table, sanding, staining, painting and stenciling) – this is how she turned out.

Think how many times these wheels have turned over the years.

The antique dealer told us the cart came from the ‘Harry Stoller Company’ (one of the old shoe factories in Haverhill, Mass). It just so happens that my husband had been in that old mill building 5 years ago and probably passed right by this old cart. I stenciled the name on both sides to add a bit more history.

I placed a few simple things on top and we now have a lovely ‘new/old’ coffee table. My husband says he likes it now that it’s done. My kids don’t really see the beauty of it, but maybe someday……

Until next time ~ Suzanne

Thanks for sharing Suzanne! It’s fabulous and an amazing vision to see the potential in the ‘before’. I love DIY projects with character! Those wheels are awesome and I love how Suzanne stenciled the name of the original company on the side. Isn’t it great?

Pop over to see more of Suzanne’s DIY projects at Pieced Pastimes!

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