I'm going to show you how to use a small repurposed table for two different projects!
Back in the summer, Jan gave me some items she had curbed. This table was one of those items.
It had actually been a “tiered” table, hence the holes.
Using a Small Table for Two Projects
In the fall, I used the table top to make my faux pocket watch.
Painting Several Projects
Small Repurposed Table into Stool
The finish is really fabulous. The paint is Behr Premium Plus (satin).
I cut and covered a piece of scrap plywood. I ended up taking it apart realizing that the square was really too large for the base.
This is before I trimmed the plywood.
Use a serrated knife to cut foam
This is after I trimmed the plywood and the foam to fit the new size. Using a serrated knife makes cutting foam a breeze.
I rounded the top edge of the foam. (in the first round I found that it was just too squared off looking) I rounded the edge with scissors, not the knife shown in the picture.
Staple Fabric and Batting
I then trimmed my drop cloth material to better fit the new trimmed board. I started stapling, first one side . . .
. . . then the other. Huh? doesn’t everybody DIY in their pj’s?
You can see I tugged really hard on the last side to make sure it was good and tight.
I do NOT like corners. I had never done anything this thick, and I really was clueless how to do them.
Just winging it here, too impatient to take a break to “google” it.
Attach new Padded Top to Small Repurposed Table
The manufacturer of the table was kind enough to have left me some great pocket screw holes in order to reattach my new board.
This small repurposed table into a stool would be great for sooo many things. A footstool, extra seating in my tiny living room, a window seat for one of my furbabies (it’s the perfect height for my low window sills) and last but not least, it could even be used at the foot of a bed as a pet bed, or a leg up for that short legged fifi or fido.
I really like the shape of the legs/skirt. It reminds me of something that would have been found in my Nana’s house. I like the black a lot better than the red toned wood.
One Table = Two Projects
One curbed table into two great projects!
I ended up doing a single button in the middle. This stool hangs out in my living room for extra seating, or tired weary feet/legs.
All this stuff would have been off to the landfill, had Jan not rescued them! Thanks girl! I appreciate your castoffs! (for those of you who don’t know Jan, she’s a local reader who contacted me to make some stuff for her, now I call her “friend”)
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.