Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Roadside Stool Makeover

Hey Guys,

So things have been bouncing along here at the mansion. I haven't had much time for anything although IU have managed to score a few amazing items, which I hope to get poictures of very soon. In the mean time here is a guest post you might have missed during the year.

This post first appeared on The Thrifty Rebel

Sometimes I think my neighbours know I am going to take their roadside trash. You see I found five of these wooden stools on my neighbours front lawn ready for pick up. 

Instead of just being thrown on like the rest of the crap these were neatly tied together making it easy to carry 2  at a time. When I asked if I could have them, he smiled like he had been waiting for me and said of course.

I only needed two of them for my craft room so I gave them a couple of coats of chalk paint. They need something else, I was thinking grain sack, but for the life of me I could not get them to line up and it was peeling the paint. So I left them white until further inspiration hits and the paint cures

Then Tuula invited me to play,  inspiration hit and I got the paint out again, TADA pink seats, but even better that, the stools inspired something else that caused my very mild mannered husband Jules to freak out!!

and if you're new here I have already posted the makeover that had my husband wondering whether or not he was living in the Barbie Dream House here.

Thanks for reading

Mel xo


  1. They're gorgeous! I wondered what you've been up too...I figured you were just up to no good:) but you've proven me wrong!!

  2. It amazes me that people throw away such nice things. The stools look great...I think the tops of them look like buttons. I would paint the craft room ones to look like giant buttons. Have a great week...:)

  3. so beauty makeover!
    ps. kisses from Poland:*

  4. Pink is my favorite color, so I love them. Hubby and I can never agree on colors so our walls for the most part are white. -_-

  5. Loved thes over at Tuulas and love them still!

  6. I still love those stools Mel! Awesome find and awesome makeover.

  7. I love your neighbor!!! They turned out amazing Mel.

  8. Wow they look great Mel! You really gave them a new life.. and of course I love the colors :) Love this makeover!

  9. Now look, they're going in your craft room, just tell Jules that he doesn't ever have to go in there. My craft room, my choice! That sounds like a public service announcement there. :) Very cute.

  10. I think it's hysterical that your neighbors "seem" to get them all ready for you to pick. Pink is the word, for stools, tables, boots... Lovin the pink, Mel!!

  11. Those turned out so pretty. Maybe your neighbors do know you'll be out scavenging through there things. Start to worry if they begin to neatly fold their old undies, trying to entice you to take those :)

  12. I was just in the neighborhood, so I thought I'd say hello. ;) Laughed this morning at your hair-do FB post. :)


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