I was doing my usual blog reading and I came across these step stools over at Rustic Rooster Interiors and thought they looked great!
picture courtesy of Rustic Rooster Interiors
Then I remembered this old stool that someone made for our boys when they were little. Actually there were two of them but we got rid of one when we were cleaning out the basement! We did nothing with them and they sat around the basement for 15 years. They looked pretty rough! All it took was one great blog to inspire an idea!
So I sanded and cleaned it up. I thought black and red would work in our living room. On went the red paint!
Let it dry and on went the black paint!
Let it dry and then I went a little crazy with the sander. I liked how they sanded all the edges so I did that. My stool is in rough condition so I thought I would sand the steps where someone would step on it and wear the paint off! I liked it and gave it a quick rub down with some Minwax paste wax.
I brought the stool inside to set next to our fireplace. All it needed was a basket that we put firestarter and some kindling in. I also set the match holder there but I need to buy some long matches to go in it! I had this vine chicken that I haven't known what to do with, so here she is for now!
I like it! Simple yet interesting to look at!
Thanks so much to Rustic Rooster Interiors for giving me the inspiration!!
Remember my cute little girl's desk and chair???
I listed it for $125 and someone called the first day to look at it and bought it for $115! Not too bad for a $32 investment! So what did I do??? I bought this sofa for $150!! We bring it home today. I think I am going the wrong direction! It is like new and those pillows will match my bedroom.
picture courtesy of CraigsList
I am going to link this up to Southern In My Heart for her first Inspiration Friday party. This fits since I was inspired by someone else to make this little stool!
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my little adventures in decorating! It makes me smile when I see new faces pop up as followers as well as the uplifting comments you leave for me!!