My latest project (pics)

sarahcorriganNovember 26, 2007

I have been looking for a step ladder forever, and I have found tons at second hand & resale shops, but they were still $8 or much, much more! So, my persistance and thriftiness finally paid off when I found one curbside this past garbage day. Here is a before and after pic. I wanted it to match my living room and now it does!

Here is the before (I loved the "shabby" look, but it was too dark for my room):

Here is the after:

I plan to use it as an "end table" next to my overstuffed chair that has a similar floral pattern!

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Carol_from_ny

Cute!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2007 at 4:57PM
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maddya

I have been trying forever too for a step-ladder, and all cost too much as you said....but what a sweet thing you have done...great idea!
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Maddya

    Bookmark   November 26, 2007 at 5:06PM
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des_arc_ya_ya

Cute idea! I had to pay $3 for mine!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2007 at 7:24PM
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oceanna

Oh my gosh, what a transformation! It's just adorable. Did you paint the top, or is that fabric, or decoupage, or how did you do it? LOVE the price.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2007 at 7:38AM
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sarahcorrigan

No, it is fabric that comes very close to matching my living room furniture. I used some really light batting, just to give it some "plump", but thin, so that I can still set things on it.

I thought about painting a floral design on the sides, but thought that might end up being too busy. I'm an trying for a very simply, cottage look in my living room. So I opted not to paint it, and just go with the floral fabric.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2007 at 10:05AM
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lydia1959

Cute!! I like it!!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2007 at 3:50PM
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thrift_shop_romantic

Oh, VERY sweet. Love that shade of pink.
-Jenn

    Bookmark   November 29, 2007 at 7:51AM
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sarahcorrigan

I wasn't sure about the pink. I was looking for some sort of shade of pink to paint my living room, and I ran across this on a mistint rack, for $4 a gallon. So that made my decision for me! But I ended up loving the color, which was a bonus!

    Bookmark   November 29, 2007 at 11:11AM
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diarich

That is adorable!!!
You could make a little pocket for the backside to put magazines in.
Diana

    Bookmark   November 30, 2007 at 11:01AM
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junkyardgirl

How adorable! I found an old wooden ladder when I was helping clean out the house next door. Haven't decided what to do with it yet, but the idea of plant shelves is stuck in my head.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2007 at 10:08PM
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