My Simple Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday Project!

September 24th, 2009 in projects     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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These simple projects of Sues been showing us are very inspiring to me.  And theyre definitely right up my alley.  They contain virtually no work, and I like that!
This was just a vintage chimney cap.  Nothing special, but it had a certain appeal to me.
Okay, from first glance, I know this looks like a wart!  Not!  Ha Ha!  But it is one of those plastic protectors used for furniture.  I placed them on the four top corners of this piece.  Bet you can guess what Im doing next!
This works perfect as a small coffee table with a glass top added to it.  Its a no work project!  Pretty easy dont ya think?
I really love how clean and simple this table looks.  It even has a somewhat industrial look to it.  And again, no work!
While Im at it, I thought Id add another simple project.  This piece in its former life was a chandelier.
Since this piece no longer worked, its repurpose seemed natural when flipped.
When you add a glass table round on the top, you have an instant table.  Simple again, yet elegant.  How many fun things you can use as a table by just adding glass.  Wowzers! 
Thought Id go from table to table top.  Anyone know what this piece is?  Actually, Im not sure either.  But I have plans for it!
Just a simple piece of glass and it becomes a table rise.  Makes for a more inexpected table scape, dontcha think?  And guess what, no work!
These simple projects of Sues been showing us are very inspiring to me.  And theyre definitely right up my alley.  They contain virtually no work, and I like that!

These simple projects of Sue's been showing us are very inspiring to me.  And they're definitely right up my alley.  They contain virtually no work, and I like that!

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Okay, I love Sue's Simple Mondays!  And that inspired me to do a simple project of my own.  But I wasn't sure if it would be a Simple Monday, or if it would be a Simple Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday . . . you get the picture.  So whatever day it is, I think simple is good!  So here's to simplicity!


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Comments (17)

roadtriplouise writes: LOVE all you simple projects. Posted: 7:39 pm on October 1st
junkermidge writes: This is one of these posts where I had to take some time before commenting, I was blown away by your cool pieces! I REALLY love all 3, but that chimney table -- oh my gosh! That's got to be one of the coolest things I've seen on this site (I've said that before, but this time I MEAN it!) Great job, great post.
Midge Posted: 10:09 am on September 30th
BraytonHomestead writes: wow -your ideas are fantastic- so clever- you say simple and I say really clever and unique!

Karen Posted: 9:38 pm on September 28th
StrangeCargo writes: Lani, you gotta love glass. Whether it is a cloche, unusual bottle, or a table top, it simply yet dramatically illustrates the inner and structural beauty of most any item. Well done.

Ken Posted: 7:15 pm on September 25th
CottageElements writes: Thanks y'all! This project was fun, and it was very "easy breezy, lemon squeezy"! Haha! The chimney cap I actually had for sale (for cheap) at the Junk Bonanza and it didn't sell. What is wrong with people? LOL! I guess it just need a little more vignetting to bring out it's charm. I may have to just keep it now! Janis, would loved to have seen your centerpieces! My husband thinks the wheely thing actually held wire. Who knows, just love it how it is now!

Lani Posted: 4:22 pm on September 25th
suewhitney writes: Splendifirous. Had to come up with a differrent word for fabulous. Me likey a whole lot. Way to go Lani!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:44 am on September 25th
monakent writes: "Wunaful, wunaful" (that's my very bad imitation of Lawerence Welk)!!!

I especially like the chimney cap table. So sleek, so simple, so cool...

All three tables are great. So glad you thought of these to share with us. Amazing as always. Best of all, they're E-A-S-Y breezy (now.....where have I heard THAT before?) gailmarie Posted: 2:21 am on September 25th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love every one of these Lani! I'm just so surprised how a piece of glass finished off that chimney top! I think it's my favorite but think they are all great.

Great post!
Candy Posted: 8:46 pm on September 24th
fellowjunker writes: Lani,
Wow....unbelievable. They all look gorgeous. Very inventive. I once decorated for a fundraising event for people living on the street-----I went around collecting hubcaps off the side of the road and used them for centerpieces---anyways, when I saw your last project (it reminds me of the inside of a wheel thingy) I thought those would have made awesome centerpieces with the glass on top.
Thanks for inspiring!!
xojanis Posted: 5:51 pm on September 24th
chippingcharm writes: Lani...well, I'm just going to jump in with everyone else and say I love them all! So super creative...as always :) Laurel Posted: 1:10 pm on September 24th
WhitePineLane writes: Lani, I love these! And the "no-work" project is my kind of project.... :-) My fave is the chandelier table. It's absolutely beautiful! Posted: 12:03 pm on September 24th
grannijo writes: PROJECTS:...#1...WOW!!..#2...WOW!!..#3..WOW!!!...Lani..I love all of them!!...what a great person you must be!...very talented!...thanks ..sharon Posted: 11:35 am on September 24th
RustyDiva writes: WOW!!!!! Can't decide on my fav either. I think maybe the chandelier but I wouldn't turn any of them away if they showed up on my doorstep!!!!! Love love love the simplicity!

K Posted: 11:27 am on September 24th
shabbychick writes: OK Lani dear...your "simple" tables and their style are over the top cool!! Not sure which is my favorite - oh heck...I think I love them all the same!

The little table rise is super cute! And, what a great repurpose for that chandelier - it makes an awesome table! And, yes the chimney cap is probably the icing on your simple project "cake"!!!

Loving it all, my friend!

Kathy Posted: 10:13 am on September 24th
alicemom writes: Lani,
Boy I love all the projects. I agree with Jim my fav is the chimney cap table. I like the patina (or you could say rust) that shows. Kudos all the way around. The high rise is a great addition too.
smiles, alice Posted: 9:31 am on September 24th
JunkArchitect writes:
Wow! The chimney cap table is my favorite. The industrial look of the galvanized metal and glass top looks fantastic together.

Jim

Posted: 9:23 am on September 24th
oldnews writes: These are great!! I love the way your mind works! These are 3 distinctly different styles and they are all amazing! WoW!! VERY inspirational!! Marie Posted: 9:12 am on September 24th
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