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My grandfather made this stool many years ago and I can remember that it was always in Granny’s kitchen. Granny had it in her nursing home room and it came home with me after she died.
The stool is in excellent condition, it just is a little banged up. It is very sturdy and the weaving that my grandfather did so many years ago is still tight, just a little worn.
The top looks really bad.
The underside looks perfect!
At first I thought that I’d spray paint the top brown to make the worn places blend, but then I decided to try using stain to see what would happen. This was in Mr. SP’s workshop, left over from some forgotten project long ago.
I put a small amount on a piece of old tee shirt and rubbed it over the top of the stool and the legs. It was an immediate transformation!
Look how much better the stool looks with just one coat of stain! It certainly doesn’t look like it looked when it was new, but it looks better.
Can you see Mr. SP’s toys in the background? He likes to build radio controlled airplanes.
I put felt pads on the bottom of each leg to protect my floors.
It’s perfect to keep in my pantry for times when I need something from a top shelf. I’m so glad that I was able to get this stool and to make it look pretty again.