For this project I started with a group of 1950’s pieces that I have collected over time. The chairs are stamped and dated Bentwood Furniture 1950 and, I was told, the handmade tables are also from the 50’s. I thought this group of orphan furniture could become a family.
After painting and upholstering the chairs I went to work on the tables.
I loved the bases on both but the tops had to go. To make the small table work with the chairs for a dining set I replaced the small top with a larger one that I salvaged from a roadside find antique table. It was beyond repair but still had reusable parts.
Next was the phone table…a very useless piece of furniture nowadays. After removing the upper section I used more parts from the antique table to build it up to counter height then topped it off with the small table top that I had removed from the first table.
The size is perfect for a kitchen island and the overhang on each end would be great for bar stools. Now this furniture family just needs a home.