11.03.2015

Roadside To Side Table


Wicker rattan bamboo metal gold white table

On my way back from taking my daughter to school I spotted a bar stool waiting to catch a lift from the dumpster truck, instead I gave her a lift on my pick up truck and brought her home with me.  Classy eh!  The top was constructed of some pretty solid rattan material and the bottom of sturdy, leggy, metal.  She was in perfect shape I don't know why they let her go but now she's in good hands.

mid century wicker rattan bamboo metal bar stool

At first I was going to leave it as is and use it as a plant stand but you know me, I just can't leave furniture in it's original state.  I decided I was going to turn it into a side table.  I've been wanting a table in between the two chairs in the living room.  I wanted a round table that was made of metal or wicker so this was a perfect blend.  Once I got the idea in my head I asked my husband if he could take it to work and shorten the legs for me, but first I needed to remove the back support of the stool.  This was  a pain in the you know what.  
      
mid century wicker rattan bamboo metal bar stool

I started with some simple supplies, a little scissor and a small hammer.  I began to unravel the rattan by cutting some pieces and pulling out some small nails.

mid century wicker rattan bamboo metal bar stool

Twenty minutes later the stool still looked like this and the little nails were being a pain to take out, so I grabbed a bigger hammer (or as my husband would call it a real hammer).  I was getting a little frustrated and I was banging on it with the hammer and pulling and cutting and nothing.

mid century wicker rattan bamboo metal bar stool

So I did what I should have done since the beginning, I went to the garage, grabbed a jig saw and in just a few minutes wha lah, presto, done-zo!  I just love power tools.


Now it was my husbands turn to help with the makeover.  He took it to work, removed feet and brought it back table size.  The feet were very rusty and corroded but I was going to fix them up and reuse them so that the bottom of the fresh cut legs wouldn't scratch the floors.  I used a small wire brush to clean off some of the rust.

mid century wicker rattan bamboo metal bar stoolmid century wicker rattan bamboo metal bar stool



 Next up was separating the top from the bottom to start prepping them for the paint chamber.  The metal was screwed into the wood at the bottom of the seat with just four screws, easy peasy.  When I removed them the top of the metal base was very dusty and dirty so I cleaned everything up with a brush and wet cloth.  I used the brush for the wicker to make sure I got into all the little crannies.



I used wood filler to fill all the little holes where I had taken the nails off and some of the cracks that divided the bamboo pieces.  Then I sanded everything by hand with fine grit sand paper including the metal to get some of the rust off and give the primer some extra adhesion.  I cleaned up all the dust with a damp cloth.

mid century wicker rattan bamboo metal bar stool

Finally I was ready to start priming and painting.  Since the base was made of metal and it had a little bit of rust I used a Rust-oleum stops rust clean metal primer in the spray can.  I did two light coats of the primer.  

spray paint metal bar stool

While the bottom part dried I got started on the wicker top part.  I propped it up on top of a can of paint so that the paint could get under the rounded edges.  I used Rust-oleum painter's touch 2x ultra cover paint + primer in gloss white.  I did very light coats to get even coverage and avoid drips, waiting a few minutes between each coat.  It took 5 coats of paint for full coverage.

spray paint wicker rattan bamboo

For the bottom I wanted gold so I used Rust-oleum specialty metallic in gold.  This gold is perfect!


Actually this side table is perfect.  I couldn't resist bringing it inside once it was dry to take some pictures.  It's not even screwed back on yet, I just placed it on top.

Wicker rattan bamboo metal gold white table

Wicker rattan bamboo metal gold white table

The gold and white combination looks so beautiful.  Look at that shine, it's perfectly glossy all around.  I'm so happy that I found this stool and decided to give it a completely different look and purpose.  Now I  need to give it a couple days before I bring it back inside the house so that it can fume off and so that the paint cures really good and I can place things on top.  I can't wait for that, I'm so excited!     

Wicker rattan bamboo metal gold white table

Wicker rattan bamboo metal gold white table

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17 comments:

  1. Wow! This is really cute and awesome ♥♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  2. Than you for checking it out Summer! :-)

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  3. What a great makeover. So much work, but fabulous results.
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it!

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  5. Wow what a great job. It turned out awesome just pinned

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    1. Hi Thank you so much Mari, I'm so excited to know that you pinned me. Thank you for leaving a comment :-)

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  6. What a fantastic transformation - this is the cutest little side table ever!!

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    1. Thank you, I love my new little side table!

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  7. Wow! That's a good idea. Thanks for sharing

    Fatima | www.blogsbyfa.com

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    1. Hi Fatima, I'm glad you liked the little makeover I did on the bar stool now end table. Thank you for stopping by :-)

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  8. Oh, my goodness! This is amazing! 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 bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/01/make-it-pretty-monday-week-165.html Hope to see you again at the party! Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you I'm so happy it's featured this week headed over there now!

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  9. Good job! I LOVE 'trash to treasure' projects!

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  10. Great save! What a wonderful idea to turn the curbside find into a side table. Love the new look. Thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town.

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