I take great pride in finding a good deal and Craig’s list has always been good to me in that respect. Case in point–my latest acquisition–a $25, three-legged, triangular stool with gold, cabriole legs that hit the ground and then spiral like pumpkin stems.
Although, I can’t say this find was exactly what I was looking for, a few things drew me towards it. First, it was only $25. Secondly, the dimensions worked in my favor. I was in search of something small enough to fit behind my front door that I could sit on to put on my shoes before leaving the house. And finally, I had never seen anything like it before. This a particular weakness of mine. I spend hours each week scouring the internet for various pieces of furniture and vintage items. So, it’s not often that I come across the unfamiliar. However, when I do, my hunter-gatherer instincts surface and I feel compelled to add it to my collection. So, one sunny Sunday morning, Gwen (pictured above) and I set out to collect our new stool with cash in hand.
For aesthetics and hygiene reasons, I always like to reupholster anything I buy second-hand. Luckily, I still had some long, black, faux fur leftover from my Kelly Wearstler-inspired chair makeover that I thought would suit my new stool well. Recovering a pop off seat is pretty simple and I’ve discussed it a couple of times already on this blog–both in the previously linked post and on my Fortuny-inspired footstool post. So, I won’t bore you with it here once again.
In any case, I was pleased with the results. The stool now feels a bit edgier and, although the faux fur may be a little trendy, I didn’t spend any additional funds on the fabric. So, I can recover it in the future with no remorse if (or when) this whole faux fur/sheepskin trend gets played out. Please check out my next post to see how the stool looks in my entryway.