I could use some suggestions.

June 16th, 2011 in member junk     
DonnaG DonnaG, member
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Did every Grandma have one of these?
The seat lifts up for the step ladder.
I originally purchased this fabric to recover it.
But then I found this gorgeous vintage table cloth.
Did every Grandma have one of these?

Did every Grandma have one of these?

While Husband is away I have been trying to get several projects completed.  I am down to the last two.  One was to recover this stepladder/stool.  Once I started to remove the cover I could smell mold so out the door the seat went.  I will have to cut a new board for the seat.    I have amazing fabric to cover the seat and back, but I don't know what to do with the steps.  Any ideas?

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Comments (7)

startraveller writes: I have something similar, love sitting on it, because i can support my feet, how about doing the steps in mosaic, but use tiles that are non slip , than you have the best of both worlds, I am brandnew to this group live in OZ Victoria and like the idea making useful things out of used or thrown out stuff, we should call ourselfs the inventors, cause thats what we do with socalled junk, look foreward to see your picture of the finished article, good stuff! Posted: 9:53 am on June 28th
suewhitney writes: Love the textiles..the vintage table cloth is to die for. You can remove the black rubber on the steps and decoupage art paper that coordinates with the fabric. You would want to use the heay duty outdoor decoupage product. You could also simply spray paint the black on the steps. There are all sorts of wonderful colors available.

Take car,
Sue Posted: 5:59 am on June 20th
DonnaG writes: I never even thought of using industrial tile. I have some in the garage from another project. Great idea! They are very easy to cut with an utility knife. Thank you Posted: 11:13 am on June 17th
PKstyle writes: Cool stepladder! Maybe for the steps you could use some commercial vinyl tile cut to size. I know they come in many different colors. Maybe you could find a color to match the fabric. Of course I have no idea how hard it is to cut that stuff having never tried it. Posted: 8:25 am on June 17th
DonnaG writes: I have 2 bar stools I am going to use the circle fabric on. Posted: 4:43 am on June 17th
MakinItHappen writes: Or even just a latex paint would do.
Posted: 5:49 pm on June 16th
MakinItHappen writes: I adore that fabric with the circles! Can you just paint the steps one of the colors in the fabric? Maybe use a plastic paint. Posted: 5:46 pm on June 16th
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