Yardstick Stool

When KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm found a whole bunch of yardsticks at a thrift store, she brought them home and made a list of all the ways she might use them.  First project on her list was making this fun yardstick stool.

All it took was a cute, chippy red footstool she already had and some of those yardsticks to make a bench with tons of character.  I adore that yardstick topped seat–I can think of so many fun places to use this!  It’s perfect for back to school decor, Christmas, Valentine’s Day….too cute!

Visit Thistlewood Farm to see how KariAnne made this stool.

Yardstick Stool

We all have those items in our garage that we score for a bargain and have the best intentions of renewing, yet there they sit… That was the case with this stool that Ellen from Creative Passage had picked up for only $2.

refabbed stool before

After a year, Ellen decided it was high time to take action, and I think it was definitely worth the wait! Ellen was inspired to create a new seat for the stool using yard sticks that she jazzed up with paint and glaze. I love how this stool could also double as a little table.

yardstick stool

Check out the how-to at Creative Passage.

Vintage Yardstick Tray

Jane from Mamie Jane’s loves scourging thrift stores, flea markets, and the like for special treasures. From all her junking, she’d collected an assortment of yardsticks that were just waiting to become something new. When Jane found this tray with a broken glass base, she knew exactly what the future held for her yardsticks.

Broken Tray

Jane painted and lightly distressed the tray and then inserted the yardstick base she’d made. The aged coloring of the yardsticks and combination of letters and numbers make for such a cool vintage look.

Yardstick Tray

Read more at Mamie Jane’s.