A DIY Vintage Door Table Furniture Project

A DIY Vintage Door Table and Thrift Store Chairs Become A Cute Bistro Set For A Cottage Style Kitchen

I love vintage doors and snatch them up whenever I see them at thrift stores. But what can we DO with a vintage door? How about a vintage door table?! Today we will be revisiting a furniture makeover project I did a few years back. I would like to show you the story of how a vintage door got a new lease on life as part of a cute little Bistro set fit for a cottage style kitchen!
I found a pair of great vintage doors at a thrift shop and have actually made a few tables out of them. On this particular table I started with one vintage door cut in half. I had four old kitchen table legs in my stash of supplies. I framed out the “apron” of the table with 1″ X 4″ pine boards bought at my local Lowe’s Home Improvement store. Using wood glue and L brackets I attached the apron to the vintage door and attached the legs with more L brackets. After the table was built I painted it a pretty turquoise blue.
The chairs were a great thrift store find. I love the shape of them. I painted the chair frames in white and covered the seats in a pretty aqua and brown toile fabric I recovered the seats in. Tres Chic!
Shabby Chic Chair With Turquoise Toile Seats

Paired with the vintage door table, it makes a lovely little Bistro set. I just love this darling little set. It would be perfect for a home limited on space but not character! This little table would be a wonderful place to sit with a cup of coffee in the morning.

If you like to refinish furniture and are comfortable with power tools, you can make your own door table like this one. Keep an eye out for vintage doors at thrift stores and flea markets. You can also find them at antique stores but they will be more expensive. If you have a Habitat for Humanity Re-sale Store near you that would be a great place to look. They have everything at these stores. Even the kitchen sink!
Table legs can be purchased at your local home improvement store but they can be rather expensive. Keep your eye out for old tables in poor condition at your local thrift store. You can probably get one for pennies, salvage the legs then toss the top!
Vintage solid wood doors can also be made into coffee tables the same way. Add a glass top for a smoother, spill friendly surface!
Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Decorating!
~Lisa

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9 Responses

  1. Casual (dash) Cottage

    what a darling little table and chairs! I love the way the fabric on the chairs plays off the paint color of the table…cute little nook there.

  2. Crystal

    I think you did a wonderful job on the chairs and with the table!! Love the fabric you put on the chairs!

  3. Anita

    The chair have so much detail. Love the legs! The whole set is great.

  4. Laura Ingalls Gunn

    What a fantastic project! A truly neat metamorphosis.

    It took 23 years to complete my most recent project. Come take a peek.

  5. Holly

    Thanks for stopping by!

    I love what you did with chair! They look absolutely fantastic. The color is perfect perfect, and the fabric on the seat is gorgeous. Turning the small door into a table is a cute idea. I have been needing a small table for my daughters room, so I will have to keep my eye open for a similar piece. Thanks for sharing!

    Great blog by the way. I am your newest follower:)

  6. Gracefully Vintage

    ok so im loving your blog, another comment from me- love the chairs- Toile
    your a gal after my own heart- so cute..
    Just love it..
    Karryann

  7. Rory from Tools Are For Women Too!

    Great save on some pieces that needed your tlc! Thanks for sharing on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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