As I was getting ready to start my Wicker Furniture Makeover I realized I had no side table for the space. Since I have basically no budget, I went in search around my house to find something that might solve my problem. Luckily I came across a broken stool and a round pine panel, which I thrifted long ago...it was a match made in heaven! My stool turned side table was in the works! I shared this project on My Repurposed Life a couple of months ago, and I am happy to finally share it with you today.
Sometimes the simplest of projects turn....well, not so simple. Turning this stool into a sidetable is a pretty simple project, but I, of course, had to add some sort of a challenge and that was my two toned stained design, which I am in love with, by the way. So it was worth the extra time it took :).
Edge-Glued Rounds at Home Depot for only a couple of dollars more, which is awesome! I might have to make another one to match...
As I was searching my house I also ran across a round lazy susan that I had picked up for $1 at some point, since it was too small for a table top I took it apart and stole the lazy susan hardware. Because a spinning side table is more fun right? Well, with kids anything that spins is...so why not? If I don't like it I can always remove it.
For my table top and shelves I tried using Minwax Walnut stain cloths for the first time. It was a perfect small project to try them on, and I really liked them. It was quick and I only had to use one cloth, sweet!
wicker furniture is pretty colorful, I decided to go with white, or heirloom white in this case, because I had some left over from my DIY Rustic Shelf and my Curtain Tie Backs Repurposed into Towel Hooks. I started upside down to spray paint, and then ended right side up. You can see I also sprayed the edges of the stool seat.
In #3 I am peeling off the shape to place it on my board. It is important to peel slow and make sure all the layered tape pieces come up together. I was kind of making this up as I went along...a little tedious, but it worked. Then in photo 4 you can see how I placed the design on my shelf boards. I had started out just doing this design for the smaller shelf and then decided I would use the reverse of the design for the larger shelf, since the tape was already measured and cut...it saved me some time!
Roybi Air Strike nailer.
Then I used my Gorilla wood glue to attach the stool seat back to the legs. I also added a nail into each leg and stool top to help hold it while it dried. And I was done....my lazy susan side table complete!
So what do you think? Have you ever made a stool into a table?
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