Something completely different, my Ikea hack of a $15 Frosta stool. It’s now a 1940s ‘walnut’ side table, perfect for putting books on.

Step1
Trace a design onto the top of the stool.
Step2
Burn the design into the wood.
Step3
Colour in the design with ink or paint.
Step4
Affix the legs.
Finished
Varnish it. Before you do, perhaps try spraying with hairspray or fixative. The varnish smeared the coloured ink and I had to wipe it all down. This removed much of the colour. I still like it but it is very muted. I used walnut stain varnish.
With Books
The table next to real 1940s walnut furniture so you can see what I was aiming for.
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