How (and Why) To Use a Dining Chair as an End Table

I saw this on Pinterest awhile back and thought it was dumb. I mean, who would use a chair for a table. Everyone would notice. And, why? Also, doesn't that ruin the functionality of the chair? Or are you buying the chair solely to use as a table? I just don't get it. Well, now I'm officially eating my words because when Mr. T and I decided to move our table to the kitchen (and then buy new chairs) we weren't able to fit all four chairs around it. We wanted to still keep the chairs so we can use them, but our apartment isn't huge and there are only so many places you can put chairs before it starts to look all awkward (and kind of like some sort of waiting room). So I had to find some creative places/ways to store them.


We have this chair that's lower to the ground in our living room and most other tables looked kind of strange sitting next to it. The height of the tables also make it kind of difficult to sit a drink on while you're sitting in the chair. It wasn't a huge issue, but I decided to put the IKEA dining chair next to it just for fun and I totally fell in love with it. Instant table that you can actually utilize. And it's a perfect spot to "store" the chair while we aren't using it with the table.

I also maybe kind of do like the addition of the drawer as pictured. However, I don't want to lose the functionality of the chair so I think we're better off using it sans drawer.

So there you go. A way to store a chair and have a more functional table all in one.