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.