Last Summer I was at a yard sale and spotted a pair of metal stools in the coolest color of vintage green. One was in much better shape than the other so I gave the woman my $3 and left a happy camper. Today, I am kicking my own butt for not buying them both. At the time I was thinking that one had a seat that was just too rusty for me to do anything with. Well, I have used the one I brought home in the outdoor spaces around my home for year and now it has the same problem.
I used my orbital sander on it (in vain!!!) but it really needed more that I could offer.
Rather than wait on Big Daddy to get home and get around to it I went on to something else in terms of projects for that particular day and then headed out to pick up some groceries. As I was perusing the Seasonal section of our Ingles Market the solution to my Stool Problem was right in my face on aisle 6.
You really have to ask yourself what kinda nutjob looks at the stuff in the 4th of July/ Barbecue section of a grocery store and comes up with a solution to her stool problems. That probably didn’t come out the way I wanted it to AT ALL!!!
I picked up a $6.99 round bamboo cutting board.
Turns out this thing is exactly 3 inches bigger that the top of my rusted stool. Big Daddy used a metal drill bit to make four pilot holes in the metal stool top (after carefully centering it) and five minutes later it made a pretty cute side table!
The only thing I did to the cutting board was apply a good coat of hemp oil to protect the wood from moisture if someone ever sets a drink on it.
I love how how this looks! I was able to keep that pretty vintage green and loose the rusty top but gain contrast.
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