Step 1: Find Trestle Table Legs
We looked on Gumtree and eBay and managed to find second hand, recycled, Industrial wooden trestle table legs. They are in really great condition and decided that we loved the metal parts and the rustic feel, so we would keep them unpainted. They are fold-able, as you can see by the string at the bottom. This will make it easier to transport to and from the market. Fixed legs would not be as easy to move.
Step 2: Find your perfect topping
We wanted to upcycle another piece, but couldn't find any timber parts that were good enough to use. We decided on using a door for the top, but again, couldn't find a flat one (we couldn't have indents for our use). You can rummage through junk yards to find the perfect top, but as we were limited in time, we went to Bunnings and bought a door.
Step 3: Paint..
We decided to paint the top with white. It was already a dim coloured white, but preferred the shiny white paint look. Any colour can be used to paint the door, but because we are using timber and white to contrast each other throughout our stand, white would do best. Because it is now white, it can be used in other situations as well!
We painted in the garage, and put loads of newspaper down to protect from any spills.
We also used thick tape around the width of the top, so the paint wouldn't drip there. We liked the unpainted edge look and decided to keep it.
There needs to be a few coats painted, so we'll let you know when it's all done!
My name is Taiba and I am the creator of FinerRings. I began the FinerRings movement after seeing the need for beautiful, minimalist pieces in jewellery collections around the world. Enjoy my random posts and feel free to comment your opinions!