Old Country Shabby Beach Cottage Stool
Mon 26th, Oct, 2009
Hi girls, how you going…it’s very cold here in New South Wales, not at all what I expected to wake up to this morning, glad I made that Minestrone yesterday, think one may be eating that for lunch today too.
I recently found this old stool – brimming with shabby, peely, country cottage style! Rescued it one day, sprinting to nab it before someone else did.
Would you of picked this up? Apparently those who were with me, would not - admittedly it is not looking full of potential here but I could see it…among the debris…just!
Observations on this from those others in this cottage as I slung it in the boot of the car – ‘rusty’, ‘yuck’, ‘this is going too shabby’…but I liked it, just a faint hint of the slightest pink and thought it might well be a nice addition as a little sidetable for one’s coffee and book, because of course there is such a distinct lack of furniture in this place *wink.
Sadly as I picked it up the wooden ‘seat’ kinda came off which made balancing a cup of coffee on it tricky, so guess what came to the rescue? DIY skills and hot glue gun, of course!
I’ve got no further than that but thought it would contrast nicely with white and sit happily with these ever-so-pale-hint-of-pink flowers – I have vague ideas of spray painting the legs with that rust-off paint…anyone used that? Wonder if it works? I wiped it clean just for this ‘before’ shot and not sure that if I sand it down there will be any peely paint left, so may have to just leave the top as is…
Don’t forget theBeach Cottage interview at Houzz with the giveaway is still open, if you’d like a chance to win a Pottery Barn voucher, then pop over and leave a comment!
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