Thursday, July 21, 2011

Every Kitchen Needs One.

My new love is finding old things, and restoring them.  I get such a great feeling when I create something special for our home, and spend such little money on it.


Everyone LOVES my Red Frames.


When I was in Brisbane a few weeks ago, I went for a quick look through an Op Shop.  I love finding something when you aren't even looking.


I was wandering around, and this little beauty was hidden between two giant dressers.  




As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it.  I sheepishly asked the attendant how much he wanted for it.  I was shocked by his reply!


"Aah?  Give me five bucks for it"


SOLD!


After a trip to the hardware store, to stock up on more spray paint, and a trip to Spotlight to find a fabric, I started bringing it back to life.  


I can't sew, so I gave the seat and my choice of fabric to my mum, who recovered it with a slip.  I wanted a slip, so that I can take it off to wash.




It is now a fantastic feature in our kitchen.  Hayden uses it to get the cereal down in the morning.  Brett uses it to sit and chat to me as I make dinner.  And it also means that the kids no longer have to pull a dining room chair into the kitchen to help with the cooking.








dani2

14 comments:

  1. what an awesome find! Love the colours you painted it too.

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  2. that is so cool! i remember my grandma used to have one of those- love what you did to it!

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  3. I have the exact same stool at my place. It was my mums! Love what you've done with it. :)

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  4. Love it! I am going to look for one too. It will be just perfect for the toddler to stand up at the bench. At the moment we are using our leather dining chairs (!)...

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  5. You've done a great job with this. Really does look terrific.

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  6. OOOH love it! I want one too! hehe

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  7. I love what you've done with it!
    I'm jealous!
    Popping in from FYBF

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  8. You've done a lovely job restoring it.

    I'd swear that was my mother's old stool. She was 4ft9inches and she had one identical to that (are you in Brisbane?). She died a few years ago and I was just saying to my husband that I wish I knew what happened to her old stool (we used to refer to it as her 'stepladder', much to her chagrin).

    Gorgeous restoration.

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  9. You've done a lovely job restoring it.

    I'd swear that was my mother's old stool. She was 4ft9inches and she had one identical to that (are you in Brisbane?). She died a few years ago and I was just saying to my husband that I wish I knew what happened to her old stool (we used to refer to it as her 'stepladder', much to her chagrin).

    Gorgeous restoration.

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  10. You've done a great job with this. Really does look terrific.

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  11. that is so cool! i remember my grandma used to have one of those- love what you did to it!

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  12. WOW Danielle, That seat almost looks brand new! Love it - red is my favorite colour and we use it to decorate our Motorhome :) It stands out so nice, and how handy is that...using it as a seat, using it to reach cereal, and to help with cooking. What a bargain ($5)

    Cheers
    Lisa

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  13. woww that was very creative.... I could never tell that stool use to be old once... so whats the little one cooking?? lol.... nice technique

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  14. WOW! Guess what - we have one too!!! Still in pretty good condition but the top is now got a tear in it. It was my mums! It is so sturdy - I love it! Might have to give the paint trick a go to change from the brown from the 70's!! Thanks for this post!

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