Monday, June 7, 2010

Choosing Sides

A few weeks ago I was home visiting my parents when I spied this cart. It had been sitting in the basement, left from the previous owners, and somehow I had missed it until now.
So it came home with me and now resides as our new side table in the den.
I had the top cut out of left over marble and asked them to keep the bottom unfinished. I love the clean feel of the marble against the worn down wood but I wanted part of the marble to be imperfect as well.
I wish I knew the story behind it. We are thinking it might be a coal cart with the unique wheels but I would love to hear any guesses.
While the old side table was a hand me down that I did nothing for me, I loved what was underneath it. I had this vintage suitcase underneath with books stacked on top....now I will have to find it a new home.

36 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

What a fun piece. It's always interesting when a home has a piece that is unique and one-of-a-kind.

bluehydrangea said...

Love it!! Wonder what else might be in your parent's basement?

Courtney @ Project Pretty said...

Ooh! I love it, Marianne! What a fantastic basement find. The marble is such a great touch!

I'maNolaGirl said...

This is such a great piece! It adds such character! And that vintage suitcase is beautiful. I know the wheely ones are practical, but they certainly don't have that kind of style.

Emily said...

What a great find! I love that you added the marble too. Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

LOVE that side table! so cute

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Oh, I have found some treasures waiting for a bit of love in my parent's basement!! Yes, like another comment above, I wonder what else might be hiding there?
Janell

Staley Mc said...

Love that cart! It looks great as a side table!

paula said...

Its beautiful. Love the worn with the marble.

Melissa said...

Awesome find!

Katie Lynn said...

This looks so beautiful, Marianne -- And you've placed it perfectly!

Moxie Maley said...

love the new side table! the hidden treasures are always the best finds!

lisaroy said...

I love how it looks with your glass lamp! And the roughness of the marble edge is a great idea! : )

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

LOVE!

A Perfect Gray said...

geez, I love that thing!

hana said...

love the marble with the old wood. are those your wide striped curtains?! will you post another pic of them? please do share about the fabric!

Milk and Honey Home said...

love it! perfect unfinished with that white, white marble! I have always loved your quiet time. Thank you for that! Julie

sara said...

What an incredible little table - love that it has a past! You're right, the cool marble against the worn wood is a fantastic combo.

Hamptontoes said...

Okay, I am quite curious as to what the cart's history is all about! Hmmmm. I like the juxaposition of the worn with the refined.

Elizabeth said...

lovely!

LLH Designs said...

I'm sure whoever left it behind never imagined the industrial look would be "in!" What a fun find for you!

Splendid Willow said...

Marianne, what finds!

I love that you picked a white, fresh marble top. The contrasts are great.

And that suitcase!!! I see it being a center piece on a rustic table with books and a candle holder on it. Love the color!

Thank you for your oh-so-sweet comment about my blue chest. You have no idea how much that meant. Thank you! You are a dear!

ox, Mon

Slices of Beauty... said...

Love such unexpected finds!
Happy week love.

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Love it, especially with the addition of the marble top. Great find!

Jennifer said...

LOVE IT! perfect with the marble. great find!

Jessica said...

Wow, what a cool find! It looks awesome in your living room. I have no idea what it could have been, maybe I'll show my dad and see if he's got any guesses.

Rachel said...

Looks great! I love the marble top with the weathered/worn wood.

Kelle Dame said...

I love it!! Witha capital LOVE! I also love the juxtaposition between the old and the fabulous new glass lamp! Great job!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love it. Can't wait to see it in person!

Deliciously Organized said...

I absolutely adore that piece.

Charlotta Ward said...

What a perfect marriage between sleek and rough! Fantastic!
The suitcase could work in so many ways. Underneath a gorgeous hallway table or perhaps as a quirky addition to a library or home office. The colour is insane and makes me think of Hermes. A keeper for sure.

x Charlotta

Laura said...

Great juxtaposition!

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Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

I love your new old cart side table. So much character!!!

Pink to Green said...

I love the say you finished it with a marble top and the vignette looks fabulous. I know what you mean about wishing you knew the story behind it; that can be the best part of "pre-loved" items.

pve design said...

I love things that have a rusticity and soul. It looks like it might have housed some sort of cable or rope?
Love to know what it is or was used for?
Great top!
pve

Susan said...

I love shabby chic furniture. But do you think it goes well with rest of the furniture in the room.