I found this at the thrift store two days ago and picked it up for $3 with the intention of redoing the top of it in a bottle cap mosaic (or at least, I was at the thrift store looking for a table to do that with and this is what came home with me). But I'm not sure what it was, is, or will be. Help!
What is your honest opinion of the structural qualities of this piece? Style? Period? Original use? How would you rework it?
It's to be for my little brother for Christmas. He worked (and drank) in Germany over the summer and gave me his bottle caps to use in a table a la craftster. Is this the table?
My thoughts were to add casters to the bottom (as it's real wood and quite hefty), and perhaps paint it and antique it in shades of grey, with old metal handles. Sort of "Metropolis" inspired. Treat it like a college-boy's very classy moveable bar. But the vision is blurry -- what do you see!?!?