The pink stool - A story of furniture reintegration into society

You may have noticed a new little fellow that is sitting in our garden. We are having a project here at our place for reintegration into society.

You have already met the big brother. It's the credenza that has found its home in our dining room after years of living a Caspar Hauser existence in my grandma's and then my mother's basement.

You think that was a hard life? You have no idea how the little brother was treated! It would seriously have been a case for child services - if something like that existed for furniture!

Are you ready for the before picutre? I can tell you, it's not going to be pretty.

That's him. My newest ward. A fifty-plus-year-old paintjob. Splintering. A serious wood worm condition. When I found him in my grandma's basement next to the potatobox and the gardening supplies, a family of not so itsy-bitsy spiders had kept him company.

So I took him home with me. But I was afraid that he might have a bad influence on our other kids (a.k.a. our wooden kids). So he had to spend another five months in the garage for decontamination purposes. But the stool was already so old that all the wood worms had died of old age.

After taking a closer look at him, I found out that it was actually a transgender stool. He was a she and wanted a pink coat of paint. I don't judge, that's cool with me. So of course I fulfilled his - uhem, her wish.

I sanded her, sanded some more. And then I painted her. Oh, she was pretty now! And since moving into our garden, she has already found a new best friend to keep her company and shelter her from bad weather: our pink garden bench.

So, are you ready to meet her? My Caspar Hauser transgender pink garden stool?

She's still a bit shy and hiding under the ombre crochet afghan. But she's feeling better every day.

Have a great week!

I'm sharing this post at these lovely linky parties: http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com , http://www.notjustahousewife.net/ , http://www.kammyskorner.com/ , http://carolynshomework.blogspot.de/ , http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/ , http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.de/http://www.sew-much-ado.com/ ,   http://thediydreamer.blogspot.de/


  1. I love the new bench and your hutch, such colorful and fun colors! Thanks for your visit. Enjoy your week.

  2. Thanks so much, Kristin! Actually I'm not really a color person, but I seem to be becoming one =)

  3. adorable! I love the new colour although I didn't mind the old one either.

    1. Thanks, Stevie! I really liked the old color, too (that's why I kept the hutch that way), but it was far too damaged and I didn't have anywhere to put it where blue would have fit =)

  4. LOVE the pink Anja!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing you at the party this evening!

  5. Thanks, Christine! I'm a sucker for pink =)


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