A few years back when we were still living at our old house, we bought this great chair at an antique shop. It had been painted white and was perfect for the corner of our bedroom next to the window. We sold a lot of our furniture when we moved since our current place is much smaller than our old house, but we brought along the antique chair.
It had a home on our back porch and was put to good use whenever we had company. Seems that it was used a little too much because it started to break. The back basically fell apart and we tried to fix it to no avail. We brainstormed new uses for the chair, with our original thought to turn it into a flower planter of some sort. That never really panned out, so the other day David suggested we remove the back and use it as a stool.
Seemed like a great idea until we realized the bottom was shot, too! There was a big crack down the middle and it was starting to cave in. Definitely not safe for anyone to sit on. I got frustrated, thinking we'd have to pitch the whole thing. But then, a light bulb went off.
I've been wanting a side table next to the swing for drinks and magazines, and thought this might be perfect. It was just about the right height, but the top was damaged from removing the back. David offered to sand it down and repaint, but I suddenly remembered a little bit of fabric I had picked up a long time ago in the remnant section at Hobby Lobby, and our new side table was born!
I really like how the legs are visible and it still looks a little distressed. I got a deal on mums at Buchheit's while picking up some chicken feed and used some of them to liven up the space (the container we used is recycled from a housewarming gift from our friends Jay and Angela).
It didn't take David long to put the table to good use.
We also have an idea to use the back of the chair in our revamped garden next year. Be on the look out for how we repurpose the back in a future post!
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