Sometimes, you come across a DIY idea that’s so head-slappingly simple it doesn’t need a tutorial. This easy side table is one such DIY.
Every summer, I sit in the garden and think, “I could really do with a side table for my tea/lunch/glasses/Kindle/wine/gin [insert myriad more uses here]”. Nothing fancy, just something small and portable to use during those long, balmy days of sun-lounging and naval-contemplation that can be easily stowed away the other 359 days a year.
Such is the way of the Great British summer.
So a couple of years ago I bought a £3 stool from Homebase.
This simple metal stool in a striking shade of green was just the ticket. Robust, weather, and Sue proof, although the slight dip in the seat did make me a little cautious around glass.
Said as the clumsiest bird on the planet.
The lightbulb moment came when I needed a small table for my recent bathroom makeover. By itself, the stool just didn’t quite cut it and that dip was proving problematic for small items. “Hmmmm… I wonder if the round chopping board in the kitchen will fit?”
The one there. In the tray. Behind the other chopping boards.
Pardon me while I take a slurp from my favourite mug.
From cheap stool to stylish side table in one easy step.
Seriously. Just. One. Step!
All I did was glue the chopping board onto the stool!
Definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of that before?” moments.
Confession time, there was one additional step. Being that this side table was going in the bathroom, I thought it wise to seal the wood. I used some of the Annie Sloan clear wax I had left over from the garden chairs.
Now that the sun has made an appearance, this simple little DIY has really come into its own. It’s been temporarily relocated back into the garden, where I now have the perfect side table for… well, whatever takes my fancy this summer.
What do you reckon? Easy or what? As always, I’d love to hear what you think of this DIY. Drop a comment below to let me know.
A hui hou,