I have a slight obsession with things that are galvanized metal. I can't quite explain it. Maybe it's the texture or the look or how it can pretty much fit into any style space. I recently discovered an amazing store near me that is packed to the gills, I mean floor to ceiling with stuff! Everything from antiques, to glassware, to knick-knacks to old bingo cards I mean it is like the mecca of antique shop meets yard sale. I had to stand in one spot and take it all in to make sure I didn't miss anything. The place is cleverly corky (can that be a saying? I think so we'll roll with it!). They priced some things with cards from a deck of cards (how smart!) and bins had old metal house numbers defining other prices.
The shop clerk said the turnover on the stuff is really high as they usually get at least 300 people through there on a weekend day! So that means I need to stop in quite often, oh well!
As soon as I walked in I spotted this magnificent beauty!
I'm sure some of you are saying that looks like a tetanus shot waiting to happen but I LOVE it!
It's old and rusted and has a pretty pinkish tone too it. I'm not sure if it was painted at one point or eroding.
I scored it for only $34. And if you are into metal things like myself you know that is a a great deal considering PotteryBarn sells metal buckets & bins for at least $100. I think I plan on using it in my office for storage. I'll be sure to take a picture once it has an official home!
Now I'm off to the basement to work on a bookcase project for Avery's room. The idea just hit me this morning so I'm going to roll with it. I'll be back with a completed project & a step by step how to!
P.S.- (can you have a P.S. in a blog?) Does anyone have a blog account and a MAC and Photobucket? I can't upload images so if you know how please email me! (firstname.lastname@example.org)