The modern interior of the apartment includes many necessary pieces of furniture, without which it is difficult to imagine everyday life. The same should be said about coffee tables that can be placed next to the bed, with an armchair or in a child’s room. On such a table you can put a cup of tea that you decide to drink while watching a television program, put a book, newspaper or any other trifle that should be at hand.
You can make an attractive table decorated with various decorative elements from an ordinary kitchen stool.
Today, shopping centers offer a large assortment of coffee tables, but not always their design and size meet the requirements of customers. Many people live in small apartments, which makes demand for very compact products. In order not to purchase a thing that is not quite suitable for your interior, you can make a table out of a stool. It will be not only functional, but also an exclusive piece of furniture.
You can make an attractive bedside table with a glass top decorated with various decorative elements from a usual kitchen stool. It is desirable that the stool had a round seat. The following materials and tools will be required for the manufacture of the product:
Tools for making the table: plywood; decorative fasteners for furniture; self-tapping screws; screwdriver or screwdriver; drill; jigsaw mechanical or electric; sandpaper; varnish or paint on wood; ruler or centimeter; pencil.
Even a layman can make a table out of a kitchen chair, since the algorithm of actions is quite simple. Work begins with cleaning the stool from dirt and old paint. To do this, you can use sandpaper. Then you need to prepare a frame that will fit on the seat of the stool.
Scheme of assembly of a round table from a stool.
The diameter of the frame must be 4-5 cm larger than the diameter of the seat. The necessary distance is marked on the sheet of plywood and outlines the circle. If necessary (if the seat of the stool is not round, but square), you can make a square frame. It should also be 4-5 cm more than the size of the seat. Then, the resulting part must be cut with a jigsaw.
After that, the inner outline of the frame is marked. It should be done in such a way that the depression is located in the center of the seat of the stool, at least 2 cm from each of the edges. The marked inner edge is also cut out with a jigsaw. After this, the edges of the frame should be slightly brushed and give them smoothness.
The finished frame is fixed to the seat of the stool with self-tapping screws or glue. In the event that the notch under the decorative elements should be deep enough, you can use several identical frames fastened together. The base of the table is ready. It should be varnished or painted in any desired color.
Scheme for making coffee table tops.
Then it is time to attach the glass top. The table top should be made of special impact-resistant glass, which guarantees reliability and safety during operation. To cut such a product at home is quite difficult, therefore, this element should be ordered in specialized workshops. In the same place, several holes will be drilled in the glass, thanks to which the worktop will be attached to the base.
Before fastening the table top, decorative elements are placed in a recess formed by the frame. Then the table top with the help of furniture fasteners is screwed to the seat of the stool. Very beautiful and original table is ready. It can be installed near the sofa or chair and use as intended. If the table is intended for installation in the children's room, the outer contour of the frame can be decorated with beads or glass beads by attaching them to glue.
A bedside table for a child can be quite small. This is enough to accommodate a nightlight or favorite toy.
To make a table from a stool for a little girl, you can buy a new stool or use an old stool that is no longer useful in the kitchen.
To make the product you will need:
The finished table should be painted with multi-colored paints.
If an old chair is prepared for the table, it must be thoroughly cleaned of dirt and paint. Then the legs and the seat of the stool are sanded with sandpaper and painted with paint to match the fabric.
After that, it is necessary to make a “skirt” for the table out of a thin material. To do this, measure the size of the seat circumference of the stool and cut out strips of fabric, the length of which will be equal to the size of a circle x 2. The width of the strips is chosen according to your taste.
Then the seat of the stool is tied with a cord or rubber band. They should be placed on the parts tightly, but without undue tension. The desired piece of gum or cord is cut off, leaving free ends of a few centimeters. On the resulting belt sew strips of fabric, creating a lush skirt, like a ballerina.
When the element of the table is ready, a rigid part of the velcro is attached to the glue or nails around the seat. The second part is fixed to the inside of the skirt. Then the skirt is attached to the seat, and the free ends of the cord or elastic are knotted and masked. A wonderful decorative table in a lush skirt is ready for use!
If the child likes decorations, you can sew beads and glass bugles on the fabric. As needed, the skirt can be removed and washed, like an ordinary textile thing, and when the girl grows up, with a flick of the wrist, the small table can be turned back into a kitchen stool.
Using such simple methods you can turn an unnecessary kitchen stool into an original and very cute piece of furniture. Such a transformation will take very little time and effort, and the result will exceed all expectations.
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