Monday, January 5, 2015

A Vintage Step-stool Gets Dressed Up

Do you have a friend who picks trash for you?

I do.

And I'm grateful.

She's picked me some really cool stuff.

But occasionally she picks stuff for herself.


Gasp twice!

Sometimes it's the right thing to do though.

Her keeping stuff for herself

But sometimes I know it isn't right.

And I have to wait patiently for a year or two while it sits in her garage until she comes to her senses and realizes that the right thing to do is give the trash to its rightful owner.

That would be me.

This vintage step stool.

It was meant to be mine.

When I say mine, I mean Sammy's.

It's just delicious.

So it's been hanging out in my kitchen for a few months now.

Sammy uses it to hangout on.

He's a hanger-outer.

It keeps him closer to the action.

We liked it just fine.

Without a cushion.

Just clothed in it's own chippiness.

But then. Over Christmas. 

I was given the basket.

Whoops no picture.

A basket filled with Mr Quirky's mother's unfinished yarn projects.

This is something that all women of a certain age have.

These granny squares - along with many other things - were in the basket.

I'm not a fan.

Of the granny squares.

But way back when.

In the beginnings of the Pinterest.

I found these morsels

They win the prize for best use of granny squares. EVER.

I thought I would attempt a little knock-off.

And I like the little cushion and slip cover that I made.

But I don't like it nearly as much as the inspiration stools.

The basket didn't include any appropriate yarn to crochet little side skirts with.

So I'll be on a hunt for an appropriate yarn to do that.

Until then, Sammy and I will be enjoying it just like it is.

I think I'll paint it as well.

But I'll have to stare at it awhile.

To pick a color.

And probably figuring out how to make one or two of those inspiration pieces.

Damn, they're cute!

Sharing here:

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Unknown said...

I love it but it just didn't work. Thank goodness for clean out days. What would Sammy do otherwise?

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I rather like the chippy, myself. But if you want to paint it, you have my permission. As well, as Sammy being allowed to 'hangout' there.
- said the woman of a certain age!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I think it looks pretty darn adorable the way it is, and I love the cute granny square cover! Now you've got me curious, so I'm on my way to see your inspiration........


Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

How cool! Now you've reminded me that I have a vintage step stool as well. I think it's out in the shed. Needs repair. Maybe I'll put it in Sams shop and see how long it sits there. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Granny chic, for sure. I love it.

Unknown said...

What a crummy day for me. Thanks for putting a smile on my face as I lay my head down to bed!

Bliss said...

I did notice Sammy is posing.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Ooh, I love that stool in all it's glorious chippiness. Sammy is one lucky guy.

Tania Pelletier said...

Oh, it looks so cute and it's perfect for Sammy! I myself like granny squares... but only when they are used in applications such as this!


Anna said...

Sammy seems quite pleased with his stool. Maybe he has an eye for those things too.


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