Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Following a Trend

Garden stools are very popular in home design. Their versatility and unique design help to promote their popularity. I've been intrigued with them for some time but I could never justify their price. When I found them at discount stores their quality seemed a bit lacking and I knew they likely wouldn't hold up to my rowdy crew. So I gave up on having the trendy little stool, until I found one at the thrift store for only a few dollars. It's color was not what appealed to me. It was it's weight---it felt like it was made of cement! As I muscled it to the check stand I envisioned it's makeover.
It seemed that it's previous owners likely abandoned it because it had a serious injury.
I pulled out a glob of plumbers epoxy putty, made the necessary repair, and waited for the putty to dry. Once dry I sanded the area and then applied a few coats of paint-plus-primer.
The little stool has a new life and I am a proud trend follower!


Lorilee said...

It looks lovely! Great job.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It makes for a great little side table, Joy!

Sweet Tea said...

What a steql!!
VERY expensive looking.

Andrea@ourbluefrontdoor said...

I want one too, who cares if we are being too trendy.....awesome job. Last summer Menards had them cheaper than Ballard so I might start stalking there to find one.
Yours looks great...

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

So cute!! Did you see what I found at the thrifts store a few days ago?? MMM a FIVE DOLLAR Dyson! WOOT! Oh you used epoxy not plumbers puddy...plumbers puddy is like clay that never drys!!

Gail said...

Love the new color.
I scored a blue white one in perfect condition at consignment shop for on $14. I use it and wish I could get a few more to use, but th price range for others is too high for me.

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