A mix of this and this.
Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of it (making it was not in the plans), but I thought it was really cool, I like original furniture that you don't see often.
At first I didn't even think that I could make one, but a few days later I found a ruined coffee table in my basement. I had it in the living room for years before but I completely forgot about it. And because of its octagonal shape, it immediately reminded me of that chair I saw in the store!
I knew this would have been one of the hardest things I had ever tried to do, but I thought "why not?" :)
So I took advantage of these super hot weather to spend some time in the basement (thanks god it's cool there) working on this chair...and this is the result!
What do you think? :)
Step 1: Prepare the Table
I thought that it would have been useful to keep this level on my future chair, so I removed it for a while and cut its edges out a little to give it a regular shape again and put it back where it was after I painted it.
Anyway, let's start!
The first thing I did is passing a layer of primer for wood on the triangle and on the legs of my table.
This paint helps the final color hold on a very smooth piece of wood.
You could actually sand it a little with sandpaper instead, but doing this on a very curvy surface is not easy at all. For this reason, I used this special paint for wood and let it dry.
I didn't do this on the whole table because I knew that I was going to upholster the rest later.