About a week ago, my son attempted to bake bacon in the oven. A cookie sheet with no sides was used.
(let this be a warning… don’t do this)
After the timer went off, I checked up on things, and it wasn’t quite done yet. So I added a bit more time, then sat down to write a blog post.
Smoke started billowing out of the seams of the oven… apparently the fat ran off the sides of the pan, and hit every conceivable thing that would make it smoke.
I quickly grabbed the oven mitts, and ever so carefully, pulled the pan out, and carried it to the back patio to get it outside pronto. Once outside, it tipped, and the fat ran all over the deck. Drat!
Better out than in, right? 🙂
Now imagine if you will, walking from patio through the kitchen for a solid week. I was going a little crazy tracking in bacon fat!
So over the weekend, I finally yanked out the pressure washer and cleaned up that greasy deck.
I LOVE a clean deck! My son and I even had lunch out there today!
Using this sorry little sawhorse for a coffee table. Hmmm…
The size was certainly right, but the top needed some ramping up for sure.
Cutting some pallet wood to size, it was drilled onto the top of the sawhorse, staggering the joints.
And BAM. Vintage Market it is!
This is part of the Extensions stencils HERE.
Tips on how to stencil are HERE.
Looks like it was found in the back of some warehouse!
That’s good! I think…?
Here’s a short Periscope on how I antiqued it up some, using a chisel.
And it is perfect!
Perfect size, perfect everything.
I did add an angled strip of wood to each end to give it a little more detail.
And you know I’m good for some odd rusty hardware here and there, yes?
One of the mini gate coasters finished this one off. Coffee time!
Funny story… when I was stencilling on this today in the front driveway, the little girl across the road wanted to see what I was making.
Conversation swung to vintage market, where I explained, “That’s where you can find some really cool rusty and junky stuff to bring home, like this saw horse!”
Her reply, “WHY would you do THAT?!”
“Because some people like old stuff vs. new stuff.”
I should introduce her to my blog… 🙂
Vintage Market can be found in the store under Farmers’ Market and Market Extensions HERE.