This Darn Cute DIY Tea Table And Stools Makes Me Go “Awwww!”

This DIY tea table and stools are so sweet it makes me want to burst with happiness.  It’s so adorable to see wee ones have a tea party with their friends, real or imaginary.  The table is labor intensive but the chairs are fairly easy and clever.  The time and effort with be worth it!  Thanks to bugaboo, mini, mr & me for the cutest project.

I couldn’t wait to cross something off my list for the upcycle challenge… I’ve been meaning to make a tea table and chairs for MONTHS.  I found the perfect little table for $2 (!) at the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore and couldn’t wait to dig in!  The problem was, I couldn’t find the perfect little chairs to match.  I was at my wits end until my husband told me I had to do something about…

.. the empty kitty litter boxes in our basement!  That combined with the theme this week was enough to kick me into gear.  When I was finished, I had Tea for Two: Tea Table and Stools.  

Everything on the table (and decorating the stools) was thrifted/recycled/upcycled for a chic little tea party.  The “stools” were spray painted and upholstered with pieces from a  vintage sheet, which was pleated on all sides and trimmed with vintage lace.  The attached cushions are comfy AND cute, and fortunately don’t affect the overall functionality of the stools – storage!  They flip up from the side and snap down tight.  The old end table got a facelift and a LITERAL lift – a stabilizing new base – and the top was hand-painted in a soft gold.  (An added touch for the party – all of the china, trays, vases, etc. were thrifted, cleaned and some were sprayed with paint to match.  The dessert tray was created with two saucers, some large wood beads and E6000.  Even the little hostess is dressed in vintage attire!)

The stools came together well, so I couldn’t help but make a third, just in case another guest dropped in unexpectedly.  When you’re all finished with the party, cleanup is easy – just whisk all of the fixings into a stool!  Another stool can hold a few beloved tea party goers (don’t know about you, but stuffed animal storage is sorely needed around here…)  All in all, our hostess thinks this upcycle is a huge hit!


Images from bugaboo, mini, mr & me.

For the full instructions visit bugaboo, mini, mr & me.

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