Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The life of a Science Lab Stool

Summer is a great time to hit auction houses as 'closed for the holidays' schools have a revamp, chucking out old chairs and desks and other such gorgeous delights for magpies like me to swallow up and reinvent. Last summer I bagged these cutesy stools at a snatch of €10 for the four. They were in an auction in a lot of nineteen and so I didn't bid (I'm not that much of a hardcore hoarder!). Although, when I came back to the auction to pick up some other 'one mans junk, another man's treasure', I asked out of interest who bought them, only to end up meeting the woman who did - she really didn't want them all either and so sold me four. I slung them in our loft (I dare not look up there at what else I have buried away!) until I had time to lovingly attend to them recently, only to find that two were one height and two were another!!! What a shame....they had been stacked and so in my bargain hunters delight I hadn't even noticed! Oh well, it was obviously meant to be that baby bears stayed with Mummy & Daddy!

Anyhow....here are some snaps of the original babies, graffiti and all. Now they have hot pink (spray painted) legs and white washed tops (with graffiti undersides as a reminder of their past life!). They now live happily tucked under our new kitchen counter (which has our cooker nestled in....more about that later).


4 comments:

Lilly Higgins said...

These are so cute, well done. And what a bargain! You're kitchen is goooorrrgggeous! Gorgeous. x

Designermmg said...

aw really nice, but dont worry the shorter ones will do for the short legged people, like moi. you are soooo inventive..marie

Miss B said...

sharon, i totally love your style!!
your pink school chairs have me drooling and wishing i wasnt the ONLY girl in my house...perhaps i'd be able to decorate with more pink, then!! loooove them!!

mise said...

Great work on those lab stools - they look ever so stylish and unique, streets ahead of what they were.

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