of clean up jobs and often brings stuff home.
A few weeks ago, I came home, and his truck was full of stuff and he said it was all headed to the dump the next morning. As I was walking by, a cute little stool caught my eye, and I pulled it off the truck.
Mr. Cookie Puzzle was puzzled, WHY would I save that stool, it was old and UGLY! I told him I wanted to "re-do" it, but he was still skeptical.
Tell me what you think, was this worth saving?
It was small...and painted a very ugly off white...and the top...OH MY...the top was covered with a vinyl fake green and cream colored marble..it was terrible...but I saw a treasure in there.
I jumped on the Internet and doing a search landed me THIS!
The stool is no longer available at the online store, but the link I shared is from a Pin on Pinterest that I saved, the price tag was $325...Mr. Cookie Puzzle was sold...do it he said!
So I did!
I started by stripping the paint, I had never stripped anything before, so another Internet search lead me to a product that could be used inside, which I wanted, since it is so hot here and wanted to work inside.
This is the product that I used, and I loved it. It smelled great, did not require the use of heavy chemical gloves and it worked great....I started working on Friday night.
By Saturday afternoon, this is what I had.
After all of the paint was removed, I took it outside and gave it a quick sanding with a palm sander.
It was at THIS point, that MR. Cookie Puzzle came home and loved it...he wanted to seal it, and call it a day...HMMM...ok...we will see who won that battle!
Yep...I won! I love how it turned out...and now it is has a forever home in our living room
I have since moved it do a different place, and accessorized it a little more, but still love it.
So...the lesson learned here...it be daring...try something new...you just might make something beautiful.