Hi Mrs. K. and Mrs. G.,
If you have a weak stomach, you may want to look away right now....
I know what you're thinking - "That is disgusting! Where did Mrs. Williams even get that thing - the trash?!" Why, yes - in fact, I did pick up it up from the trash (really quickly, so no one could see that I put its nastiness in my car.)
When I got home I put on some rubber gloves, removed the random carpet square stapled onto the stool, and gave it a good scrub down. The "fabric" was vinyl - so it actually washed up really well (and believe it or not, it was in fine condition underneath the pea green carpet grossness.)
|Once it was all cleaned up, I painted the legs.|
|Then, as an extra layer of protection (from its former life), I wrapped the entire thing in duct tape (I was about halfway done in this pic.)|
|Then, I stapled it all down underneath, and ta da - here she is all covered.|
Can you believe someone was going to throw it out?
Gotta go read some magazines and put my feet up for a rest,
Note from Mrs. Kelly: "Can you believe someone was going to throw it out?" Yes. Yes, I can. Having said that, I will remember that old saying about never judging a book. That's one sweet little stool. Love the fabric. Love the legs. It makes me want to sing, "Dip baby, dip." Nicely done.