And that's saying something, because I really love dessert.
Scandinavian simplicity? Check
Solid build? Check
A good place to set my drink/feet/cat/remotes? Check
Not ikea? Check
The legs were pretty dinged and dirty, and though scrubbing cleaned them up; they still needed help.
I gave them a quick sand and a few coats of bright blue paint to bring them back to life.
|I got a fever.|
And the cure is
They got reattached to the also-scrubbed seat.
Et voila; portable side table extraordinaire.
I'm in the camp that considers painting good wood semi-sinful. But these legs were not in great shape, and in the end I really like the combination of wood grain and paint much more than straight wood on this little guy.
It fits well in the corner between my couch and trunk, and gets A LOT of use. ie. dinner table for 1.
|No Mr.Stool, stay away from the light!!|
I found out this is an Alvar Aalto 'stool 60'; designed in 1933, and considered an iconic modern design piece.
They have been in production since then, and new; a single stool is worth upwards of $300.
Um.......... wow!!! That is one good dumpster diving investment.
My feet/beer/cat/dinner are feeling FANCY right now.