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How I Turned Two Old Stools into a Refreshingly New Side Table

DIY Dining Room Side Table!
I bought two old wooden kitchen stools at a tag sale for $5. for both. I wanted to do something with them. Here is what I came up with. I thought I had a picture of the stools before I painted them but NOT. Dang. Anyway, here it is.

Stool table 3

I sprayed the wooden stools with a bright pink spray.

stool table

Then I covered the top of the stools with this bright fabric.

gray fabric

I had a thick piece of glass left from a glass top table I used to have (I knew I saved it for a reason!).

hot pink stool

I used an electric staple gun to attach the fabric to the stool

stapling fabric

Since the staples didn’t go all the way into the wood so I used a hammer to hammer them all the way flat.


I tried lots of different things on the table for decoration but I really, really liked this square vase that I picked up for free after a tag sale was over. I happened upon a tag sale  at 3 P.M. and the people were hauling everything out to the curb. I was happy to get quite a few nice things... this square vase was one of them. It’s hard to see because it’s a glass vase on a glass table.

glass vase


I’m going to put little silicone buttons under the glass to keep the glass firmly in place.

dining room table

I love the reflections in the glass, don’t you?

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Have a great weekend, everybody!!


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  1. Beautifull !!! You are the best !!!!

  2. THat table is insanely fabulous!

  3. What a great project.
    Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  4. Love this! How original and frugal too!

  5. You did a fantastic job with the table. It looks chic. Have a great weekend.

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  7. That is totally adorable and a great re-purpose project!

  8. This is so absolutely adorable!!! I love the fabric you used on top of the stools! So creative!!

  9. How lovely stools! And it beautiful, how you turned them as side table.

  10. That is so cute, Linda. I love your reuse of the stools - great idea for those that are just hanging around now that I don't use them, lol.... Cathy