Sunday, July 27, 2008

From Deck Chair to Sofa Table/Wine Bar

So, I have had these deck chairs for about five years.

I bought them at a garage sale and painted the black canvas fabric in these stripes. They have been good little chairs, but the back supports weren't supportin' anymore, you almost flipped out of the chair. I had them folded up, ready to donate to thrift, when I came to my senses and realized I was going to give away something I might buy. I took the canvas out and thought for awhile. Think...think...think... (I had a smackerel of honey while I was thinking!). I then I saw a table with some cool criss-cross storage. Out came various pieces of wood--trim bed parts (that's parts, not bed pans!), fence boards, etc. I slapped some paint on them, did lots of chop saw work, put the nail gun to the test and came up with this sofa table and or wine bar.
I had also forgotten to show you these stools I painted similar to the black table. I did four of them--a friend had given them to me.
We went camping this weekend. We hadn't camped in about five or six years--I guess since my daughter had been born. So loaded with a new tent and new air mattresses, we took off. We had a great time and it was refreshing to "unplug" and decompress for a few days. Here is the creek (we say crick around here!) that was a few hundred yards from our campsite. My daughter, who often listens to a nature sounds CD, said it was great to have one playing all night long.
This is us, a motley, dirty crew.
We hiked to this falls--it was beautiful and this picture only shows the lower part. We also hiked around to the top of it and very carefully peered over the edge--it was rather amazing and in my son's words-freaky too! Towards the end of our hike my daughter got whiny and said she didn't want to go any further. I told her to stay positive and keep a good attitude. That is when she announced that she was positive she couldn't go any further! Her dad got her to laughing though, and she made it the rest of the way. All in all, it was a fantastic time, great to see God's wonders, but oh how I enjoyed my shower when we got home!

Enjoy your Monday tomorrow!

95 comments:

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  2. I love your blog. I just came across it and have been reading it for the past hour.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
    Cant wait to read more!

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  3. I gasped when I saw your table, saying "I LOVE IT,LOVE IT,LOVE IT!!!". How fabulous is that?! Way to be creative :),

    Stacey

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  4. I just wanted to comment and let you know how much I am enjoying your blog. You have a great eye and such great, inventive ideas. You have my style, if I had style!!! Anyhow - keep up the great work. Hopefully I'll be inspired soon to CREATE something of my own!

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  5. Thanks for all the sweet comments-they make me smile Ü.

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  6. That wine storage table to TOO MUCH! So Creative!

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  7. chair to table..haha..that is such a great idea! Lovin' your blog! Happy sits day

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  8. You have some amazing ideas-that chair to table thing never would have occurred to me. It looks fantastic!

    P.S. I love Pooh! [That was a Pooh reference, right?]

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  9. What a transformation you did with those chairs! Very impressive. I like your camping pictures, too. Love to visit the creeks, and the falls like this now and then, but never stayed all night. Maybe some day, who knows?

    here from SITS

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  10. Lovely pictures! You're a good looking bunch!!

    Congrats on making FB.

    LBM xxx

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  11. Lovely photos. I think I feel a little more relaxed just looking at them.

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  12. Hi www.greedygirlsguide.com checking in from SITS

    I love the wine table idea.

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  13. Beautiful family. I love camping too but we haven't done it in a while either! Happy SITS day!

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  14. I want a table like that! You are so creative!

    Have a fab SITs day!

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  15. hi there! I'm visiting from SITS to say hello :-) Enjoy your day!

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  16. Great family pic! I am amazed and confused ;) about what you did to make those chairs into that table! Great work!

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  17. Oh wow, wonderful before and after!! :)

    Be sure and pop by & follow!

    -Laila
    www.randomweavings.blogspot.com

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  18. woah, that took some imagination, but the final product is incredible! wow!

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  19. you are so clever! love the stools! that would bring top dollar retail.

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  20. what a great eye to see a table within a chair!

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  21. Beautiful pics of your camping trip. And you are so talented; I really love your stools.

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  22. Found you through SITS. I love the deck chair to table idea. You are one creative lady.

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  23. Found you through SITS. I love the deck chair to table idea. You are one creative lady.

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  24. OK... I'm amazed by your brain being able to change a chair to a table.

    And the waterfall is lovely!

    Happy SITs day again!

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  25. Such clever before-and-afters!

    And the camping photos are beautiful. :o)

    Congrats on your SITS day!

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  26. Holy mackerel you made that from a chair?!?!? I'm in awe.

    That hike looks absolutely breath taking.

    Happy SITS day.

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  27. I love what you did to your deck chairs. Did you take any mid-project pictures? Teach us how you did it!

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  28. WOW!!!! What a neat project. The photos of the falls are gorgeous too. :)

    Happy SITS Day! :)

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  29. I love how you used the fabric in the making of the sofa table. Very ingenious.

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  30. What a great project!

    Cute family! Love the pics, congrats on being the FB!

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  31. happy SITS day. Your sofa table is awesome!!!!

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  32. Happy SITS day! I love, love, LOVE the table! You are so creative that it makes me want to do a double take at the things I thought I was going to get rid of. Great blog!

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  33. You are incredibly talented! My mind just doesn't think that way. Love those stools!

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  34. Your so creative, I would have never found a table from a chair. I love the camping photos. My daughter is 2 and I have one on the way(sept 26) but I'm half tempted to go camping this fall.

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  35. That is SO clever! I like to think that I'm creative-minded, but I don't know if I could come up with something so unique!

    Happy SITS Day!

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  36. That is amazing how you did that ol' switcheroo...you go girl! And what fun...we all love to hike and camp! Glad you got to decompress.

    Jamie :)

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  37. I love the table!! Happy SITS day!

    http://luckygirlblogdesign.com

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  38. WOW you're tallent and gawgious! If you weren't my SITSta I'd have to hate you! Congrats on your SITS day. When will we see you on DIY TV?

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  39. How cool is that! I enjoy seeing how you have re purposed the chairs. Great job!

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  40. Oh how handy! Boy I love that waterfall picture!

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  41. Yup you are awesome! Wow. Happy SITS Day my new friend :)

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  42. I love before and afters! How creative. And that hike sounds awesome. You've motivated me to go hiking this weekend. :-)

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  43. WOW you are so talented...I wish I had half of your creativity.

    Happy SITS day to ya... :)

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  44. Aw! Your daughter is a crack up!

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  45. It's amazing how you turned a chair into a table. You are very talented and creative.Congratulations on being a featured blogger.

    Stopping by from SITS

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  46. I would have never thought to turn a camp chair into a wine table. Smart.

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  47. I'm loving your blog and all these great ideas! :)

    -Claire
    http://intransitblog.blogspot.com/

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  48. Happy SITS day.
    Wow you really have some vision!

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  49. I haven't been camping in years, either! It looks like fun.

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  50. You are so creative. Great way to re-purpose those chairs!

    Happy SITS day!

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  51. OK. I know everyone else said this, so I am being wholly unoriginal, but I have no idea how you got that table out of a chair or chairs! Seriously.
    Amazing!

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  52. Again - fabulous. Your so very talented.

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  53. That look like a fun trip! I have to admit, I have no idea how you turned that chair into a table. I'm mystified by your creativity!

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  54. I'm not sure how you made that table but it looks great!

    You have a beautiful family!

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  55. I love the beautiful "crick" pictures!

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  56. What a great job with the chairs!

    Hope you had a wonderful SITS feature day!!

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  57. I'm not seeing how the chair went to the wine table, but how awesome!

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  58. I kept going back from the chair to the table trying to figure out how you did it - impressive.

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  59. Absolutely in LOVE with those bar stools!!!!

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  60. Hello Dahhhling,
    What a fabulous wine table...love it! The stools are also darling!

    I enjoy our creativity and unique ideas!

    Smooches,
    Sassy Chica

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  61. I would love to be able to do stuff like this! You are so talented!

    Happy SITS day!

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  62. That's amazing! Thanks for the beautiful picture of the waterfall too. It's awesome!

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  63. great idea......you are sooooo creative!!!!!!!

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  64. You're so creative!!

    Happy SITS day!!

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  65. My husband and I went on a wine tasting and tour for our anniversary. The wine table you made gave me pleasant memories!

    Happy SITS DAY!!!

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  66. Wow...

    what a switcheroo on that chair. and did you stencil the stools.

    It is nice ot have th tools on hand to get your jobs done.

    I don't, but it would be nice, What a great looking family.

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  67. Um....I want one....

    Happy SITS day!

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  68. Wow do I wish I was this creative!

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  69. Amazing. I wish I was as creative and handy. Found you via SITS!

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  70. A smackerel of honey! ha. That was the best part. :)

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  71. Holy crafting, Batman! I never even considered that you could turn a deck chair into a TABLE!!

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  72. Great idea to convert this..and that pic of your family is really great.

    Happy SITS day.

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  73. SITS newbie here

    Awesome blog! I love learning something new, especially when I wouldn't have sought it out on my own.

    -Robin
    www.robingillis.blogspot.com

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  74. Your Sofa wine bar table is beautiful/brilliant

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  75. What a creative mind you have! Holy smokes! That is the cutest table! And what beautiful scenery! I'm not much of a camper, but those falls sure are beautiful!
    Kerri from SITS

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  76. You painted that canvas yourself? How cool! Dropping in from SITS. :-)

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  77. Happy SITS!

    It's nice to be talented and have time! Your camping trip looked beautiful!

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  78. Your blog has so many inventive ideas!

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  79. Your blog has so many inventive ideas!

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  80. Very creative idea with the chair to table. Nice!
    Happy SITS day!

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