Repurposed Sled Into a Side Table

Sarah Trop
by Sarah Trop
A customer named Theresa sent that picture over and asked how we could turn it into something unique for her great nephew’s nursery. Her niece had used this sled when she was a child and it was one of the few memories that they still had a tangible item to go along with. She wanted to surprise her niece at the baby shower with a one of a kind present.
This week’s makeover started with this small antique children’s sled.
We decided the back arm had to be removed or it would look too awkward. Then John built a base for it to make it a small side table.
We went back and forth about whether to keep some of the original markings of the sled. Theresa and I talked it over and she decided to go with all gray so it would be neutral in any nursery. If you’d like to see how we paint furniture, check out our post.

The gray we chose was Benjamin Moore’s Silver Fox color.
This is the finished product, and after the photos we also ended up buying glass for the top, too!
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