i found this vintage enamel top table circa 1930s-40s at the dump a few days ago. it was covered in surface rust and i spent a couple hours yesterday cleaning it. there's still a little left so if you have any tips for me for getting that last bit off let me know. so far i've used a paste of vinegar and baking soda and some nasty commercial bleach cleaner. it was crazy warm here yesterday so i was able to do the work outside.
here's what the table looked like prior:
all the wood nailed to the legs served no structural purpose...so i just pulled it off. i'm guessing it was the work of a child just messing around. there was a little drawing in pencil on one of the boards.
this morning i walked out into the woods behind my place and chopped down a small charlie brown christmas tree:
i'll wait till eli gets home from school to decorate.
and now i'm gonna get to work.