From high stool to bedside table!

Now, this is a project that I enjoyed a lot making:
There was this Mid Century bar stool (marked "Made in Czechoslovakia"! how weird is that for a find in Barcelona?), all dirty and clumsily reupholstered in the 80s -but with lovely round lines, a soft honey colour and still firm. So it deserved the chance to have a dignified second life! This time, as a bedside table... why not?

I rummaged in my collection of old drawers, till I found the perfect match: a small, cute vintage one, with a crackled off-white paint front. I completed it with a heavy round bronze drawer knob from the 70s, that has a wooden sheet on its front. And this led to choosing creamy-white old skirting boards for making the top surface and the lower shelf, plus a thin dark wood slat to break the uniformity and 'liven up' the design.

So the old Czech bar stool is now a practical, useful piece of furniture that will fit in almost any decoration style -from rustic to modern, wabi-sabi to industrial-chic!
The bedside table measures 33x33cm, and it's 72cm high. Here, some pictures in detail:
And, as usual, some pictures of the making process:
Left: The stool and drawer, before
Right: (after cleaning and sanding) Cutting and fitting of the slats
Below, left: Mounting
Below, right: Filling the gaps with wood paste -then sand again, a couple of varnish coats... and it's done!

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