I just love the way they look in rooms like these:
So, being the thrifty person that I am, I just knew I could find the look for less! The hunt began......online, in thrift stores, department stores, antique stores, where oh where could I find a garden stool within my budget (I really did not want to pay more than $50)? Was it an impossible dream? Then one day I saw an advertisement for Big Lots and there they were - for $20!! I raced over to our local Big Lots store, ran over the the manager and asked "Do you still have the garden stools in the ad?" Have you ever been looked at like you have just grown a horn out of you head? It was one of those moments. I said, "You don't know what a garden stool is, do you?" He just looked at me and shook his head. After volunteering to go into the back with his staff to search the place, we finally came to the conclusion that this Big Lots did not have them. Nor did any of the stores in the midlands of South Carolina, or anywhere in the state for that matter. Disappointed, but not defeated, I quietly resolved to stop the frantic search, but just keep my eyes open. And boy did it pay off!! A few weeks ago I was strolling through Tuesday Morning (treasures are just waiting to be found in this place, people!) and what to my wondering eyes did appear........this garden stool!!!!
Now, was it exactly what I was looking for? No! I really had a solid color in mind. But, at $40, that was nothing that a little spray paint couldn't take care of! It was mine for the taking! I snagged it, brought it home , painted it bronze, and it now sits in my foyer like this:
Isn't she a beaut!? Mission accomplished!!