After doing THIS--ya know, buying junk, fixing it, repurposing it, painting it--for 16 years I know when I should quickly grab a piece at a yard sale or thrift store and not hem and haw over it.
Such was the case when I spied this vintage metal folding table on sale for 1/2 price at the thrift store.
I didn't open it and set it up to see if it was sturdy, I didn't walk around the store and think about it, I just threw it in my cart. I knew that the metal top would be great with new legs if needed or that it would make a fabulous, big, metal sign.
But, when I got my $4 purchase home I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was very sturdy when I set it up. A quick an easy update was all this fun metal table needed.
I free-hand painted an outline of Montana on it with mt added to the southeast corner. Who else loves playing cards when you are camping?
This table is one of those perfect pieces for camping or to throw out on the lawn for a BBQ. (It was 6 degrees out with several inches of snow on the ground when I took photos--sorry, it got staged in my family room.)
I am glad I spied this piece and knew well enough to grab it before anyone else did.