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My latest project (pics)

Posted by sarahcorrigan (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 26, 07 at 14:53

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):
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Here is the after:
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I plan to use it as an "end table" next to my overstuffed chair that has a similar floral pattern!


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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


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


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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.


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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.


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Cute!! I like it!!


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


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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!


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


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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.


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