Stool turned table



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.


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.

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. 



It was an easy project, now I have the perfect sized side tables. 
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  1. I love this...and the use of hardware!
    You have the best ideas and put hardware to such great use!

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

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

  4. Wow. That turned out great! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers.

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

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


  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!

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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. :)

  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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