Living in the attic of a retired biology teacher gives me a lot of access to many different materials to fuel my DIY obsession.
I needed an end table and found this bar stool lying around, the main issue was creating shelves in as low-tech a way as possible. I decided weaving would be the sturdiest option with crochet edges to tighten it all together, the shelves then had plenty of tension to support plants, knick-knacks, and brick-a-brack.
I began by wrapping yarn between two rungs on the stool, I made one consistent layer of yarn, this is what I would weave into. I then strung a contrasting color over and under every two pieces of yarn, keeping the rows about a half inch apart. I repeated this process on the top rungs.
I knotted the ends together then crocheted a single stitch up the loose ends, effectively hiding them, tightening the weave, and adding a border.
And that’s that! Free, adorable, personalized end table.