Thursday, March 21, 2013

Stools, Boxes and Benches

There are so many great redo's for stools showing up in posts this year. I decided to take a look at the stools, boxes and benches that have stayed for a visit while I repaired, painted and waxed them and sent them on to a new home.

Except, not yet anyway, this small shabby red painted bench.


In my years of looking this is the first folding chair step stool I have found.


This sturdy step stool arrived unpainted but varnished. Turned out well. Has a new home.


This beauty was found with all its many colors showing.


I loved the FAT chalk paint that I added to this green stool. It has gone to a new home as well.


And more 1940's era...

A shoe shine storage box.


And a well travelled wooden trunk.


Rediscovered this egg crate in my shed and it joined the other wooden pieces in my booth. Love the pencil notations and age.


Some very old benches have passed through my shop. Each one was a treasure and it as hard to let them go.



29 comments:

  1. You've had a lot of various benches and stools. Quite a venice variety.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Judy

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  2. Meant to say - a nice variety!

    Judy

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  3. I love little benches around the house and especially your little red one.

    I may have asked this before, but in my growing senility forgotten, but what is FAT paint?

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  4. Great redos - the little red one is very cute and chippy. Cheers!

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  5. I have several little foot stools and benches scattered around my home, they add a little charm. You certainly have had many attractive stools, I wouldn't be able to let them go.

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  6. I would keep that red one too!! Loved seeing all your benches. That folding chair/step ladder was a first for me! There is just something so precious about a loved bench that has seen a lot of life.

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  7. So sweet. You can't go wrong with benches and stools. I'm always on the lookout for them or at least I'm always tempted by them.
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  8. I see why that charming red bench is a keeper with all the wonderful aging on it. So glad you didn't paint that one.
    Mary Alice

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  9. What a fun look back Joy. Love the yellow and aqua stool and the really long bench. Your red keeper is definately right up there on the top too! We just painted the pillars in our basement kitchen a vintage green paint. Made me think of you. lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. I really like that green trunk and the stool that came with it's own colors. Great variety.

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  11. My daughter has 3 children under 4 years old. She has a multitude of stools and they are very well used! One by the kitchen sink, another by the toilet, another outside. There may be even more! Yours are VERY appealing! I have similar items at our farmhouse, like your benches. But YOU had the spark to put them together as A Favorite Thing!

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  12. I like all of your benches, but the little red one is my favorite!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  13. Love all the little benches and stool. My favorite is the green step stool (in one of the last pictures) with the scalloped edge.

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  14. I can see you have a penchant for cute little benches. So do I! They're good for so many uses and add such a cottagey charm to our homes.
    Thank you for sharing...I, especially, like your little red choppy one.
    Smiles,
    Carolynn

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  15. Lots of wonderful pieces, Joy! Who wouldn't love a chippy little bench?

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  16. There's nothing like a good bench, Joy! I have a few here and am always on the lookout for another. I wouldn't give up that little red bench either - it is adorable. So useful for so many things in your home, I imagine!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  17. I love benches as well. Never thought about doing a post on them......I will have to do that. Like the little red one the best.

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  18. You know how I love, love, love benches and stools. This post was a delicious treat for me. Love seeing your booth and the treasures it holds. I could never sell that little red chippy one.

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  19. I have always been drawn to stools and benches.I had one for a coffee table like your trunk...It was painted green...I removed the paint and it had a nice finish underneath.
    Balisha

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  20. I love all your benches, big and small, that you've shared Joy. Your little red one is a charmer and I adore the green one in your second to last photo. Oh my goodness, I just went back to look at the green one and what is the big metal box (cream and green) above with the coffee pot? Looks like fun :)

    Happy weekend!

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  21. You've had quite a selection of benches from all eras pass through your little shop. I love the chrome step stool, with the padded seat. I have one of those from the 40's and 50's (no cushion) it still has the black rubber tread on it and someone has painted it red...it is very utilitarian.
    The boxes entrique me the most! I am a collector of wooden boxes. :)

    Pat

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  22. Hello Joy ... love all your benches, but if I were buying one, it would be the green one with the scalloped front in the next to last picture. Of course, I am loving green this year. The little red one would be my next favorite. Thanks for sharing your collection of benches.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  23. You have a wonderful collection off vintage goodies. I like them all, but never saw a step stool like that. Everything very interesting.

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  24. Awesome pieces and great inspiration!

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  25. Very, very interesting group of benches.
    I'm a sucker for green ones!
    Came over from the bloglovin hop- now following!

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  26. That little red bench is beautiful. I built benches for all my nieces and nephews several years ago. I wasn't sure if they would enjoy them or not, but they did.
    I read your comment on Jilda's blog and I wanted to say that we'd be thinking about you.
    Take care of yourself.

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  27. Adorable! Saw your post on A Favorite Thing! I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-8.html

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  28. Oh Joy, you have more willpower than I do, to take those orphans in, fix them, and then release them into another's home. I'm afraid I would have a house filled with benches!? But I agree, the little red one is sweet.

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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