I came across this $10 industrial bar stool at the Thrift Store.
It looks exactly like the industrial bar stools from Dot & Bo, and it obviously has not ever been used. I try to resist buying things that I do not need, but I can’t let this stool go. I know that I will find something to do with it eventually. So it sat in my garage for months, but that is okay.
I have a few sites that I love to spend time on, and Houzz.com is one of them. I occasionally see these clock tables, and I love the look of them. The other night I saw one at Wayfair.com and pinned it to one of my Pinterest boards. As I was looking at it, I remembered that I had purchased a large clock from the thrift store that was broken. I know, you have to check everything at the Thrift Store to see if it works, because sometimes it was given away for a reason. I was so excited the day I found the large clock that I did not check to see if it worked. The fact that it was priced $2.99 should have been my first clue that it wouldn’t work. I had set it aside in my project box in the garage. I have the hands that came with the clock, I took the hands out while I was staining the clock.
The idea of using the large clock for the tabletop hit me. I ran to the garage, put it together, and it looked great.
I felt like the clock needed to be a darker color, so I lightly sanded the clock. I applied two coats of Mahogany colored stain to the clock. I planned on the color being darker, but the clock looked so pretty, I stopped with just the two coats of stain.
I have not secured the clock to the table yet because the clock is heavy, and it is plexiglass, so I feel like it will be fine like it is. This thought process might come back to bite me.
We get so many compliments on this side table, and everyone is surprised that it is a DIY Clock table with a thrift store clock and a bar stool.
One of my favorite things you’ve done! I want to do this… I’m just waiting on the perfect pieces!
That is great, I love it!!
Mary-In the boondocks says
This is such a great piece. I too do crazy things like this where I put strange pieces together to make a brand new and improved piece of furniture. Bravo to you for your ingenuity. And hanks for sharing with us.
I can’t believe you even thought of that. NEVER would have occurred to me. Looks great.
Debi at Add Value To Your Home says
WOW! I love how you combined those two pieces together. Very clever!
Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things blog hop
Lou Lou Girls says
This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweet. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, because we love to party with you! Happy Halloween~Lou Lou Girls
Such a clever idea- Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.
Linda Nelson says
I love your clock table and it looks fabulous in your living room.. What a great idea!
Kathryn Griffin says
So clever and perfect! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-156.html Have a lovely week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
LZ Cathcart says
What a gorgeous and creative piece! Thanks so much for stopping by The Creative Circle link party 🙂
Sadie Seasongoods says
What a fun and on-trend re-do!! I just love it. Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you’ll come back again this weekend!
Christine at Must Love Home says
Hello Beautiful Friend, You always have the best projects!!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Friday Favorites Link Party, where every link is pinned and tweeted! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home
My husband would absolutely love this! Congrats on your #HomeMattersParty feature.
Thank you Audrey!
This is so creative and it turned out beautifully. I’ll be featuring this at today’s Snickerdoodle Sunday party.
Thank you so much. I am so excited!
Chloe Crabtree says
So creative, you really took two thrift shop items and created a great new piece for your home! I am pinning this and sharing it over at FB and Twitter. I would love it if you would stop by and share it at Celebrate it Sunday. The party is open now!
Thank you so much! Linking up now.