Kitchen Work Table from the Barnyard

Over at Beyond the Picket Fence, Becky says that she found this little work table in the burn pile at her local fairground.  Based on the chicken poop she scrubbed off of it, Becky thinks it must have been used in the one of the barns.  It was in really rough shape.

After a thorough cleaning, Becky transformed the trashed table into a handy work station for her kitchen.  The bright red and white paint keeps things looking fresh, and the handy hooks make it easy to have towels and cloths there were you need them.  It’s a fun, useful addition to Becky’s kitchen.

 Read more about the makeover she gave the little table at Beyond the Picket Fence.


Weathered Counter Step Stool

Lindy from Cottage Hill was thrilled when her mom gave her a little step stool that had been built by her father decades before. Lindy’s father has since passed, so she was glad to have this little piece of her parent’s history.

Step stool

Lindy didn’t want to hide all the layers of paint on the stool but instead reveal them. To achieve the look she wanted, Lindy painted on stripper and left it alone until it was dry. Then she scraped and sanded to allow the various paint colors to show through. Afterwards, Lindy and her mom chatted on the phone about all the layers and places the stool had been. I just love that! The stool now has a prized spot on the countertop.

Repurposed step stool 

Find the tutorial at Cottage Hill.