A Chippy, Shabby, Little Step Stool

Last week I picked up this little step stool for $4 while out thrifting.

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It came with a wire wrapped around it in several places.  It was pretty grubby.


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After I cut the wire off, I did see a pretty good sized crack in one of the legs.  My husband thought it should have went straight to the garbage, and was not worth fixing.  I glued the leg and clamped it to dry.

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It cleaned up really well with a little Pine-Sol in water.  I also used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to get some of the grime off.  I really do like junk, but I am always a little squeamish about the "ick" factor with junk.  It stays outside until I can scrub it up good.  

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I'm not sure where it will end up for sure.  Maybe on a laundry room wall?  Maybe outside with flower pots?  It will never again be used as a step stool, as it's really pretty rickety.  It will definitely be part of my decor.

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For now, I just leaned it up against the wall of my den's built in shelves.  It may have found a home...




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18 comments:

  1. LOVE it!! So glad you rescued it...it looks perfect to me :) My husband and I have those same debates...

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  2. Must say, I can see why you like it...it is charming! Can't wait to see what you do with it. It is lovely just leaning there :)

    Happy Monday!
    Sherri

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  3. Love the look of this stool! I'm sure you will find it a great place to live and be useful and decorative!

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  4. Oh it is so cute Carlene! Glad you kept it.

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  5. I think it would be good in the garden with some flowerpots... Its a very good buy!!! Although your husband doesn't think so...;-)
    Besos

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  6. I think it is cute as a button. It cleaned up really well and looks sweet ~

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  7. Oh those husbands. I hear the same thing! What do you want with that!!

    I think it is adorable!!

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  8. See! It just goes to show how little guys know about the treasures we find. Your step ladder cleaned up nicely and looks perfect just where it is!

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  9. Hang it on the wall and use it for towels and aprons!

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  10. I love the red paint showing through. Maybe you should put a note on it so someone won't try to stand on it.

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  11. It's perfect right there. Glad you kept the chippy and didn't try to pretty it up!

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  12. Love it!! I really like how the red shows thru it.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  13. It looks lovely to me and I'm glad you rescued it! You've also reminded me that I have a little rescued step stool under my deck that I forgot about! Maybe I should give it another look!

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  14. I love this stool... what a great find! The red showing through the chippy white is perfect and goes great with all your plaid!

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  15. Sure cleaned up nicely Carlene ... some people just cannot see beyond all the dirt. Looks cute where it is.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  16. I think you cleaned this little guy up well. I can see the ick factor concern. It came out great and you can't even notice the leg was cracked.

    Cynthia

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  17. Love it! Do you know, when I was in H.S. we cheered with little white step stools like this! You reminded me!

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  18. Love it. Silly husbands what do they know?

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