Side Stools

October 18, 2010

Cheap, Journal

(Dang. I thought the little stool would show up better in that photo. Don’t look at the table with the lamp – look at the table with the darkly invisible coffee cup and plate on it. I was eating little donuts.)

I’ve often thought that I should sing the praises of the little white stools we keep around here. I’m a big fan of multi-taskers, and these multi like crazy.

When Lloyd and I first moved to Maryland we needed more counter space in the kitchen so we bought this little island/seating thing that came with two white stools. At some point we bought a couple more, and dang if they ain’t handy. We’ve used them for extra seating, standing on to paint (in lieu of the ladder I can never find), I’ve turned them over to hang stuff on the rungs (I think I was drying socks), and most importantly – as little side tables that go whenever you need them.

Wow, there are a lot of oddities in this photo- aside from the shoe.

So humble, so handy, so perfect for a last-minute post subject.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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12 Responses to “Side Stools”

  1. Christina Said on:

    Is that an extension cord or telephone wire hanging by your bed? And why is there so much of it there?


    • Brad Said on:

      I would guess that coil of wire is an emergency escape plan: throw it out the window and climb down.


      • Lauren Said on:

        I’m knitting a room cozy.

        Actually, it’s the cable for the t.v. (Long ago I drilled a hole in the wall to run it in from the other room.) We currently don’t have a t.v. in our room, so the cable is just waiting there.


  2. Annette Said on:

    I love the shoe in the window trick. Pretty slick. I always use old wooden rulers.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I gotta get me some of those stools! And some of those end tables on the wall too! I love those!

    (Your walls seem so similar to Brad’s…did he copy? Did you?)


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