7/29/09

Transformation Thursday~

This week for show & tell...I am showing off my stool make-over. I picked up this cute old stool at a yard sale for $2 about 15 years ago.... I have no place in my house for a stool. I just liked the legs on it. The gal I bought it from said it came from her family farm and that it was old. Whenever anyone says that to me....that just tells me they are going to be asking a lot of money for whatever it is, but two bucks had me sold on it!I've used it as a plant stand, a purse stand by the front door. I've had it in my closet with my sneakers on it, its been outside on the porch, in the garage and it has even been in the "donation" pile several times only to be pulled out at the last minute every single time..... until now... now it has a "place" in my home. Now its a little stool. Perfect~I placed the stool upside down on the table and measured up 10&3/4 inches making a little mark with a pencil. I then took a small level and went around each leg off of the original 10&3/4 mark making a continuous level line around each leg. The line (and later the cut) has to be slightly on the diagonal to make the stool stand flat. Easy-peasy. Now I want some more stools!! I will probably stick a tray on top of the left over base for an impromtu table... which will probably end up with a plant on it, by the front door, in the closet, the porch, the garage and on the donation pile--- ah the circle of life~

You can see more Show & Tells over at Kelli's blog "There is no place like Home" You can also view more transformations over at "Shabby Chic Cottage" and over at "A Soft Place to Land" Kimba is hosting a "do it yourself" linky party. The Coloradolady is also hosting a Vintage Thingie Thursday. Last but not least...Leigh over at "Tales From Bloggeritaville" is hosting a Thrifty Thursday linky party~

19 comments:

Jill said...

okay, genius idea! So cute! I think a tray on the other one will be even better.
-Jill

vivian said...

well of course you found the perfect thing to do with it. you are a pro!! come join my swap now!
hugs
vivian

~~Carol~~ said...

Easy peasy, you say? I can't cut a straight line, let alone a purposely angled one! The stool is really cute, and I like that you're saving the legs to make...possibly another stool!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

so creative of you! at last.. you found the perfect use of the stool.. I love the stool legs too..

randee said...

i knew there was a reason i never threw away those odd round stools in the basement. can't wait to transform them! thanks!
randee

Lemondrop Marie said...

Tres cute! Good job.

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

Like it! And you end up with 2 stools/tables for the price of 1.

Nancy said...

Just as Cindy said -2 for 1! and so cute!
~Nancy

NicNacManiac said...

Awesome....love how the little stool is having a 2nd 3rd or possibly 4th life!!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I'd put another round of wood on the bottom part and make another stool! Thanks for joining me today!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i love that little stool with the turned legs..then as i scrolled down i gave out a cry 'oh no' i couldn't do it!..so glad you'll use the cut legs to make a little breakfast tray :)

Coloradolady said...

What a cute idea...Easy?? Well, I would be afraid I would not get it even and saw all the legs off trying to even it up. I love the idea and your stool is so cute.

Have a great VTT!

Becky said...

I did an "oh no!" too. But seriously that is quite a wonderful and clever re-use! You did a great job!

ClassyChassy said...

So cute! I don't know about easy, as I am sort of handicapped around any kind of cutting tool - but sure is adorable!

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Wow! Good job. It can be tricky to cut legs down and not have the finished product wobble! xo

Pam said...

to cute....reuse it for propping your feet on for awhile. Nice...

CC said...

Loved the little stool. ..it's really cute, and I really like the idea of a tray on the other. Happy VTT and have a lovely day.

Dawn said...

Cool - Repurposing is a great way to recycle.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

What an absolutely awesome job, and it's so cute!