I mentioned after Christmas that my Mom had given me a largish brass tray I had seen on eBay to add to my burgeoning collection. Well, I decided to put it to use as a coffee table (the old coffee table is currently acting as a plant stand, and will probably end up at my Mom and Dad's, painted red, in it's next life). I had also found some bases from patio tables while cleaning out the Prop Room with Chief at the Theatre. They had been riding in the back of my car for a little over a month, and now one has a new lease on life.
|Who knew a beat up patio table missing it's top would be anything worth keeping?|
|I did! That's who! A quick coat of Cast Bronze metallic paint (from the Martha Stewart Living paint line at Home Depot) and I had one new base! However, it didn't look right for the new oval tray.|
|So I took the base from the brass tray Abigail gave me, and at first tried an old gold color, but then decided to use the same Cast Bronze.|
|Excellent! The metallic of the paint is rather subtle. If Abigail ever asks for this stand back, I swear I'll paint it white again!|
|The patio table base is perfect beneath the round tray. Makes it a tiny bit mod.|
|This is the new tray. Perfectly shaped for use as a coffee table.|
|I love it. It's a bit smaller (always good in a small space) and perhaps a wee bit taller than a "normal" coffee table, but I don't mind at all. The legs work great!|