Friday, October 1, 2010

Copper Trough Parte Una



Here is one of my latest vintage finds. I spotted it in a thrift shop and thought it might be nice to hold pillows near my sofa. You can see it's pretty worn and rustic. Even after a good cleaning it still looks a bit more shabby than chic. I'm thinking of painting, but for certain will have to add some nice felt at the bottom to protect my sisal carpet. I also found this info online. cream city I looked for the stamp on mine and didn't find one, however it was getting dark out, so I'll look again in the morning. If not I may perhaps add the name stamp myself after a nice white coat of paint, and some distressing to allow the vintage worn copper to come through. Stay tuned to see the finished trough. Don't Forget October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

I'm linking this to Frou Frou Decor's Fabulous Friday Finds, check out her blog here
And to Urban Barn's Vintage Inspiration Friday here

16 comments:

  1. That is a pretty cool find. The possibilities are endless!

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  2. I would love, love to have one of these. Whenever I find one, price tag too much for my liking.
    Thanks for sharing
    Michele

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  3. love it and WANT it....would have totally snagged that up too! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  4. Copper is so cool! What a great find. Lucky you!

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  5. I like the idea of putting pillows in it. Great find. Good luck on the cleaning and/or painting.

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  6. Ladies, thanks so much for the nice comments, yep, the price was super low, a mere $5.00! So I figured it's certainly worth the work. It will hold a lot, bevies, or pillows, or use as a planter. Because I have all of the above, I really wanted a simple crate or bin behind my sofa to hold my floral pillows I use in the summer months. I love how rustic it is, however it's a bit too tatty for my taste. So when I finish the painting I'll post the pics. Thanks again and feel free to join my blog. tami

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  7. Great find! I can't wait to see what it looks like when you are done! I also love the slipcovered chair and burlap pillow in the background.

    P.S. I am your newest follower!

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  8. A warm welcome to you , Amanda! Thank you for the compliments, it's funny that chair has had a few lives! I'll share more about it soon! Thanks again, tami

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  9. Very cool find...looking forward to the makeover pics. Love your slipcovered chair too!

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  10. Nice find! One possibility I see is polishing it, since it's copper and can be polished with a buffing pad on a drill and some brass-o, then you would have to spray it with a couple coats of high gloss clear varnish so that it doesn't oxidize.

    I can cut stencils for labels and mail them to you btw.

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  11. Thanks John, and Deb. I saw some of the shiny copper coming through when I was cleaning it. But it's pretty dented up, so I thought to just paint it for now. I do want to use a stencil as my free hand skills aren't quite up to the standards of my family ;)

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  12. Hey Tami! I'm keeping a close eye on this latest project of yours.....because I have one of those troughs in my garage -- just sitting there full of cobwebs. Hurry up and show us the results! lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  13. Love these, I have one that holds magazines, throws, and the cats curl up inside in the winter, a million uses!! Thanks for linking up for VIF!, so glad to meet you!
    xo,
    Debra

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  14. Great find Tami and such a great price!! It should look great after the redo... look forward to seeing the pics. :)
    Happy Monday!
    ~ Jo :)

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  15. I'm anxious to see how it turns out, I have one but it's in the basement right now!

    Rondell

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  16. Bonjour,
    What a great find, anxious to see the final reveal. I just found your beautiful blog via a comment you left over @ The White Chair. I'm a new follower and will be back soon.
    Good week to you,
    Mimi

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