Saturday, August 6, 2011


I got this Vintage Stylaire Step Stool on the side of the road a while back. It's been sitting on my back porch. I started stripping the paint when I first got it then never got back to it. So, here I go again. The seat, back and some trim was painted red. I've removed some of that and it's yellow. I am sure yellow is the original color so I plan to repaint it yellow. Some no brain person painted the chrome and the top of the two steps gray. It comes off the chrome well with a razor and steel wool. And it's in great shape.
Here also is a picture found online of what it probably looked like originally. Someone on Etsy is selling this for $85. I'll keep mine!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I've refinished lots of furniture in the past but it's been a while. Now that my daughter has her own place I am making a guest room. I needed a dresser and prefer antiques since they are likely solid wood. Found this on our local Craig's List and snagged it for $30. I think it's maple. It needed light sanding and staining. It's missing the mirror but we have one that will be fine sitting on the top.