After almost living in my house for a year and several furniture arrangement changes, my living room is finally starting to come together. I should have a reveal post for you early next week.
I thought it might be fun to share a little sofa table I made yesterday. I was inspired by this little bench by Color me Lovely to use as a sofa table.
Isn't it cute? But how would I find an antique storytellers bench and how would it fit in my price range? So after lucking out on craigslist I started looking on Etsy to see if I could at least find an affordable bench. Needless to say, they start at around $80 bucks, plus shipping. So due to my impatience and knowing that there is a possibility I may eventually find one at a yard sale I decided to make one myself.
I wanted it to be super simple, as in takes me 15 minutes to make, so I started thinking of what might be in my garage. Here is what I came up with...
A chair that I got a long time ago for $2.99 at the thrift store.
It has been left outside for a couple months so the paint just started crackling off and I loved it.
I also had a piece of scrap shelf that I had used for a clients credenza.
So all I needed was a couple of 2x2's to use as the back legs. I was able to pick those up for $2.00. I could afford that.
So here is my temp to perm sofa table, it was so easy to make. I just cut the front legs off the chair with my jigsaw, then I screwed the shelf into the legs and viola!! I stained the top in a dark stain and applied a coat of wax.
I must admit, I would not use it as a bench as it is probably not meant to sit on, but what I love about it is that is the size of a bench with the functionality of a table. So if you ever see a free broken chair on the road, pick it up, you never know what you can do with the legs.