Pretty gross before picture, don't ya think? This step stool was sold as part of a pile of junk at a recent auction, but it was just too yucky for the purchaser, so he left it behind. I felt sorry for the poor little abandoned stool and took it home.
A little TLC including a good scrubbing, major sanding, a couple of coats of fresh paint, plus a little burlap for accent, and it is junk reborn!
Just step up to the plate and have s piece of fresh baked wheat bread with a little Bruumel and Brown strawberry spread. Yum!
And here it is in use at the Junkologie blog party during Gold Rush in Oronoco last Friday.
The color looks bad on this photo but I am not taking it again (lazy). This is a cabinet door from the Restore. The insert is painted with custom color chalk board paint in a soft sage green. The border is creamy white and the outside edge is butter yellow. At the top are 1 sage and 2 yellow buttons. Along each side is a hook, a clothes pin that is painted yellow on the outside and sage on the inside and finally a vintage thread spool painted sage and sporting a little white button. Also at the bottom is a Scrabble tile holder painted (you guessed it) sage and butter yellow to hold a piece of chalk.
The final item is a serving tray with a copy of an old map of North America.
I will leave you with a few pictures of the Junkologie Blog Party from last Friday. See if you can recognize anyone!!
Online friends get a chance to meet in person -- the whole idea behind a blog party!!!
Camping in style!!
Don't miss the trash to treasure auction this Friday. Wine tasting and live music start at 4:30. This year we are featuring local wines from Cannon River Winery of Cannon Falls, Danzinger Vineyards of Alma, WI, Garvin Heights Vineyards of Winona, Whitewater Wines of Plainview and Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery, of Rochester. See you there!!