Dine and Twine

Bridget had owned this old Ikea table since college, and it was sitting around gathering dust ever since she had replaced it with a new kitchen table.  So she decided to give it a new purpose in life as a desk.  Painted it white, stained the top, you know the drill. But here’s where it gets interesting:  she wrapped the chair slats in twine! 
Oh, how I love this look.  I don’t even care if it might be somewhat scratchy.  Form over function, that’s my motto.  I would way rather have things that look nice than be practical. That’s why I keep my toaster in the cupboard even though I use it everyday.  And that’s why I’ve never used a paper towel holder.  Which is also why you can never find the paper towels at my house.  No matter!  Beauty is pain.  And look, Bridget added cushions to the chairs, so they are probably actually MORE comfortable now.  Win-win!  See more on her blog, Life as Bridget Knows It.

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  1. I love your blog. Not sure why I chose this particular post to say so, but I just felt COMPELLED to thank you for showcasing all these fabulous ideas. I love that I get all this inspiration and don’t have to watch DIY or HGTV all afternoon to get it. So thanks.

  2. Ditto with Debbie!!!

  3. You make my day Lindsey – I keep my toaster in the cupboard too – and always put it back when it’ still hot – going to start a fire one day with this obsession, lol – and I also have never had a scott towel holder – too funny –
    and those chairs are amazing!!!

  4. LOVE the twine detail on the back of the chairs! Such a brilliant idea!!


    ~ Jillian

  5. Anonymous says:

    i am guessing that is an Ikea table and chairs since we have the same set at my house

  6. It would only be itchy if you dined topless and I don’t get the feeling that happens at your house.

  7. This looks amazing! Love the transforamtion!

  8. Aww, thanks for the kind words! And HA HA to Unknown’s comment, although, my kids have been known to dine pantless from time to time so …

  9. Wowzer! So clever. Jealousy is rearing its ugly head!

  10. All the things I wanted to say have been said…but I’ll say ’em again:
    1. I keep my toatser in the cupboard, too (on an old cookie sheet so that the crumbs don’t fall all over the place!)
    2. I refuse to put a paper towel holder on my counter so I don’t buy paper towels either!
    3. Chairs + dining topless = ouch!

  11. I wonder how well those stay clean? I love that idea, but with 6 kids all I cam imagine is jelly speared over the twine…

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