As we were leaving the mill, I saw this old metal cabinet on wheels. It reminded me of an auto body shop tool cabinet. Since everything was up for grabs, it became mine.
My plan was to find someone in the auto repair industry to powder coat it like a car. I could envision it painted in shiny fire engine red with little metallic flecks. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anyone to do the job (it probably would've cost me too much, anyway). So, I had a friend's boyfriend, who meticulously fixes cars, spray paint it (with auto paint) and this is how it turned out.
I love it and can't wait to find a proper use for it. I imagine it sitting in my large loft studio space rolling around with art supplies inside. Okay, I'm dreaming agian.
Earlier this week, I found some great industrial pieces of furniture in the Home Decorators catalog. Consider adding a few unexpected elements like these to your decor.