A place where my heart speaks,
my friends gather,
everyone is welcome
and Diet Coke flows like water.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Every Grandma Had One
Lately I've been hooked on vintage Cosco 3 tiered carts and stools. I'm not sure why, other than they make me feel nostalgic and I love the vintage look. My grandmother had one of these in her kitchen for years, I think most Grandmothers did. I found one at the thrift store down the street for $2.00 a few months back and had been kicking myself for not buying it. I don't have a lot of counter space and I wanted something to put at the end of my counter to hold my Kitchenaid mixer. Well, I went back to the thrift store a few days ago and they had another one there. This one was $7.00...inflation? I knew I couldn't pass it up. For some reason I didn't take before pictures so you'll just have to trust me on this. It was an ivory color and pretty dirty. Very little rust though. I brought her home and cleaned her up (with my Oxygen Orange Cleaner, of course) and sanded down the rusty parts. I primed, painted and added a coat of polyurethane. I just love her and she fits so perfectly in that little space. Don't you agree??
(Don't look at the linoleum, it's a rental home, not much I can do for now.)