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.)

Here's what I need next:

Image from Apartment Therapy
I must find that stool!  My next mission.

And that's all I have to say.



Kelly said...

Okay, gonna try this again. Love the stool, I think I remember it. although I have no memory left. What you making with your mixer? Anything good? Love watching what you are up to. Makes me feel closer. Your sis.

Ruth Ann said...

Cute cart! I have two of those carts. It's funny because I bought one with thoughts of refinishing it, and my husband said: "We already have one of those in the garage!" Oops....I forgot! lol
That exact red chair I saw at a yard sale last year, and I wanted it but it was red. I have a vintage black one that I love but a red one wouldn't fit in my particular decor of a pink kitchen! Hope you are able to find your chair! Have a great weekend!
-Ruth Ann

Tammy said...

Mom just bought the red chair at an auction here in CO. It's pretty beat up, but when it's cleaned, it'll be so pretty.

Betty said...

My Mom's a sucker for a Costco cart too. We've picked up two this summer. They're waiting to be painted. We have the step stool, too, although it needs a major overhaul. I'm sure you'll find yours too.