True to form, I have no “before” picture of these two 1960’s aluminum tables I purchased from Craigslist about a year ago. This “in-process” picture will have to suffice – the ugly weathered portion on top is what the rest used to look like:
The tables are currently painted with the iron metallic surfacer (I bought it at Michael’s) and are waiting for me to make up my mind about how/if I want to use the rust antiquing solution.
The reason for our world-record-setting trip to Ikea was to pick up two of these Ekne mirrors:
I chose these because they were the perfect diameter, and, at $14.99 were actually cheaper than the slightly-larger Kolja mirrors without frames. I simply pried off the mirror’s frame. For now each mirror is just sitting on top of the table, but I plan to add some kind of adhesive for a more permanent solution.
This is my inspiration for using the rust solution.
I haven’t done it yet because a) it’s messy, b) I’m lazy, and c) I want it to look all cool and textural like that and not just solid-rust-y and I’m afraid to mess it up. What do you think?