(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

Sometimes you see something and can't help but thinking "Um, why didn't I think of that before?" A reader sent in this photo of her fab DIY side table: upon pondering what to do with a damaged canvas folding chair (a director's chair), she removed the chair backing, stained the legs ebony, and added a vintage suitcase as a tabletop. Voila!

We're thinking of doing this ourselves sometime. So simple and cool! See more at Fernseed.

Thanks, Kristine!