I'm short. I'm talking 5 foot nothing kind of short. When I was younger I never really thought much about how tall I am. I was taller than my mom and that really is all that I cared about.
Now that I am older I realize that being 5 foot 1 inch can sometimes make things difficult. It's hard to reach things. I'm always grabbing someone to get things for me or trying to find things to climb onto. I decided that I needed to find myself a nice sturdy stool.
So you can't even guess how excited I was when I came across this amazingly sturdy stool at my favorite "antique" shop. For $8.00. I scooped it up as fast as I could.
I know it was pretty 1980's chic...but I could totally see the potential in this little gem. A few coats of paint and it would be amazing.
I gave it a couple coats of my favorite antique white paint. It was already looking 100% better. But it still needed a little something.
I decided to tape off a simple grain sack stripe. And then I painted it a beautiful aqua color. It was exactly what it needed.
Isn't it purty! I love it. And it gets used every day. It is a serious bona fide life saver. If I need an item from the top of my cabinets, I grab the stool. If I need to open my kitchen windows, I grab my stool. Top shelf in the cabinet...you guessed it. I grab my stool! It is probably the most hardworking item in my home. And...now I don't mind being 5 foot nothing...
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