July 19, 2012

Ammo Box Desk / Table

Hey Friends!  I wished I was here to tell you that's it's been sunshine and good painting weather here in the Sunshine State.  Unfortunately, this is not true.  My garage is filled to the brim with projects that are sanded and waiting to be sprayed.  Using my sprayer is not my absolute preferred painting method for no other reason that I get great satisfaction and enjoyment from painting by hand.  But the sprayer does make a welcomed appearance when I have multiple pieces at the same time, getting the same color (and it also helps to use the sprayer when I have chairs with a million spindles).   Point being, however, the weather has not cooperated.

So instead I've been working at the thrift shop, going through the files in our home office, getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist, quoting a couple paint jobs, and other randomness.  I was able to squeeze in a couple smaller, less tedious projects recently.  Actually, Mr. JUNKtion squeezed this one in for the most part.  He was the brains and the builder behind it.  He built a piece that would serve great as a desk or a sofa table.  It's a one of a kind piece built from wooden ammo cans.  Has a bit of a rustic/industrial feel to it in my opinion.

 We have a lot, and by a lot, I mean A LOT of these empty ammo boxes.  How do we have them you ask? Well, let's just say the hubby shoots a lot.  Should the zombies attack, I think we'll be sufficiently prepared to fight back.  We may or may not have a small armory in our house.  We'll just called it preparedness.  But preparedness is a good thing when you can use it's remnants to make furniture, right??  Let's just go with it!
 The piece we are using for the top here was none other than another roadside junk treasure.  I just really love me some good junk.  Actually, it appeared to be part of a completely falling apart desk.  This turned out to be the only salvageable piece.  You know it's bad when the Smalling's actually throw it out!
 We stacked two ammo cans on their sides and glued, nailed, and screwed them together, and then attached the top.
 I then did some sanding to smooth it up a bit.
Next up, it was time to consult the stain shelf and rag box.
  The top was stained with Provincial and the base (ammo boxes) were left natural.
 I absolutely loved the way it turned out.  I really wanted to keep this one for my house, but didn't have the perfect place for it.
 I hope someone else loves it as much as we do!
Here's a peek of this piece in my new space at Plethora (58 Carson Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL):

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6 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that i such a cool idea- i love the industrial look!

Tammy said...

What a creative piece! The top is beautiful! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I do hope we don't get visited by zombies any time soon. Thanks for linking this to Hot Fun in the Summertime.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Love your name! And, love the desk!I'm with Maggie....hope the zombies stay in your neck of the woods.....

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a wonderful one of a kind piece!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Very nice!! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu