Hi there, MRL friends! It’s Angie from Knick of Time. Gail doesn’t know it, but the project I have to share with you is in response to a comment Gail left on my blog. I had turned the back of a chair into a chalkboard and Gail asked what I planned to do with the seat base of the chair. I hadn’t thought that far yet, and it was still sitting in my driveway where I’d cut the back from the base, but I decided to figure it out so I could answer her question! 🙂
I’m a magnet for broken chairs and have made oodles and oodles of repurposed chair projects over the last few years. Some of those projects ended up being the first feature I ever had in a magazine (seen here), so I looked back at all of my old projects for inspiration and decided this chair base would become a repuposed chair side table, with a pallet wood top.
Here’s the chair base, after the back had been removed.
I loved the original shape of the seat, so I flipped it over onto a piece of scrap plywood, traced the shape and cut it out. This would only be used as a pattern and wouldn’t end up on the finished side table. I won’t throw this piece away though – I’m sure I can turn it into something else! 🙂
I selected several pieces of pallet wood, laid them out and partially screwed the plywood pattern into the pallet pieces – just deep enough to keep them firmly attached together.
I used a jigsaw to cut around the plywood pattern, then unscrewed the plywood, since it wouldn’t be needed anymore.
All the pieces of pallet wood were placed in order on the seat base and I wrapped shipping tape around it all to keep the pieces in place so I could flip it over and screw the pallet pieces into the base from the underside.
I wanted the pallet wood top to be a bit darker color to match the chair legs, so I stained it all, then used my palm sander to give it all a worn and distressed look. I also put a new coat of stain over the chair base – just to freshen it up, and I added a coat of tung oil to protect the new look.
It’s just the right size to use as a little side table next to theAdirondack chair in my front yard, but works just as well indoors.
So, now I’ve made oodles and oodles + 1 repurposed chair projects! 🙂
Gail is the queen of repurposed chair projects though, so be sure to see all of hers here!
I hope you pop over and visit me at Knick of Time and see all my latest projects!
See you next month!