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