Thrifted Thoughts: Pair of Side Tables

After stumbling across these low side tables this weekend, I started thinking about what a great find they were, mostly because they’re a pair. Finding vintage pairs of anything is rare.

Being that they’re from the late 70s or early 80s, these sorts of pieces don’t usually appeal to me, but the architectural quality of the bases was too cool to ignore.

They are too low to function as useful side tables, but just the right height to be repurposed into footstools.

The best way to modernize them is to introduce a layer of high-density foam and upholster the tops, creating a cushy place to rest your feet or even serve as extra seating when entertaining.

I’ve been having a love affair with suzani prints lately and these petite stools would be the perfect place to introduce a little bold pattern & colour. A suzani fabric like this would be the perfect!

Complete the look by applying a few coats of spray paint to the bases in a warm shade of burnt orange, to mimic the accent colour in the fabric, and you’ve got yourself a pair of chic stools!

Can’t you just picture them sitting side by side in front of a cozy fireplace?

How would you reinvent this vintage pair?

4 thoughts on “Thrifted Thoughts: Pair of Side Tables

  1. I love your idea! Would love seeing them finished too. Having my two grandchildren here they could be painted and the tops made into game boards, checkers, race track,stove top etc..even cool as adult game top too.

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