Monday, April 1, 2013

Stool turned table

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I found 2 metal vintage stools at a garage sale for only a few bucks, one had a back and one didn’t.
  I unfortunately don’t have a place to use stools, so I knew I needed to repurpose them somehow.
I removed the black vinyl pads and the back support, then painted the stools an aqua color. To protect the paint and age them a little more I used a dark brown wax.


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I made the table top from a piece of stock pine and distressed it to look like weathered barn wood, in my next post I’ll show the process I used.

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The metal around the diameter of top is actually galvanized pipe strap, this can be found at any hardware store, then I used upholstery tacks to attach and fill in the holes on the strapping.
The stools already had holes in the top from the attached pads so I didn’t need to drill any holes to attach the tops to the stools. 

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It was an easy project, now I have the perfect sized side tables. 
I'm linking up here:
DIY Show Off
The DIY'ers 

15 comments:

  1. I love this...and the use of hardware!
    You have the best ideas and put hardware to such great use!
    Pat

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  2. This is a wonderful project. Adding the pipe strap and upholstery tacks was the perfect finishing touch!
    Jane

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  3. Wow- Great job and I love the way you added the hardware to it. Perfect job- xo Diana

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  4. Wow. That turned out great! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers-and-more-curtains.html

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  5. WOW! That's great! I love your creativity and style. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Ashley Rane Sparks
    www.makeitrane.com

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  6. What a nifty thrifty idea..looks GREAT!!!

    Blesings,
    Linda

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  7. Trixie, what a great makeover! I love how you used the strapping with the upholstery tacks. I'd never have thought of that! The finish is great too.
    Happy Spring!
    Sherry

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  8. Love it! Following you via Bloglovin.
    I'm visiting you today from DIY Showoff. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    Burlap Ruffle Wreath

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  9. Love your repurposed table!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Great makeover! I especially like the grayed weathered barn wood looking top and feel it would be the perfect finish for a small farm table I have. I am anxiously awaiting your tutorial so I can get started. :)

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  12. I love the look that the metal stripping with tacks gave this little table, perfection. Also your post about rusting anything is now pinned to my boards for when i find time to create something fabulous with the technique. Thank you! love, t.xoxo

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