|The grip of a Crane Fly|
As she drove slowly by the garage sale, she spotted three old stools which weren’t exactly what she had in mind for their recently remodeled kitchen, but the price was right considering they still needed to cut some corners here and there.
With a little bit of paint and some matching duct tape to cover a slight crack on one of the legs, they looked almost good as new and strong enough to combat any damage a growing family might throw at them.
Over the years they had served their purpose, and it hadn’t been her intention to replace the sturdy old stools the day she saw a posting online that a friend was getting rid of her kitchen counter stools, but then again how could she resist such an offer.
The seats on the newer stools were quite a contrast to the ridged waterproof seats of their predecessors which would have been actually more fitting for use at an outdoor bar by a swimming pool than in the kitchen.
Being able to twirl while seated had some advantages, as did having a back to rest against, but she found herself wishing she had actually tried sitting in the stools before bringing them home.
Slip sliding away on the glossy seats made it difficult to stay put as well as to stay focused on mealtime conversations until she discovered that a repurposed plastic placemat laid on the seat was just the grip she needed for her derrière.
|Thanks to Denise of|
Girlie On The Edge's Blog
for hosting the blog hop
Six Sentence Stories-Grip
Duct tape comes in handy. I think we still use stools like those old ones she found at the garage sale.ReplyDelete
Some things one just can't live without.😆Delete
A poor fellow doesn't quite know where to look sometimes, with all you modern woman openly discussing your rear end accoutrements. :-)ReplyDelete
From the bathtub to the swimming pool. Repurposing at its best!ReplyDelete
Now slide me over a Margarita, please!
HaHa. It has been interesting to see where this SSS has taken its readers. Perhaps that is a good thing, I don't know, that there are different ways that it can be interpreted.Delete
Sometimes used old furniture turns out to be better and more comfortable than new or "newer" furniture. Repurposed place mat! Now that's ingenuity! :DReplyDelete
Makes one wonder where those ideas come from because they can be so bizarre sometimes, but when they work. . .WOW!Delete
Funny, I get that sense of form over function when I come across one of those expensive home shows on cable and they show us the fabulous masterbath with sunken tub surrounding by a polished marble floor.ReplyDelete
HaHa. That's funny, Clark.Delete
That last sentence really made me smile, Pat!ReplyDelete
Glad I made you smile.Delete
Good one, Pat. It's very important, and quite the adventure you wrote, in finding the perfect seat to park one's backside!ReplyDelete
It may not seem of much importance in the scheme of things, but it can lighten one's load. HaHaDelete
This HAS to be a true story! We bought a couple of stools that swivel and have backs for our kitchen counter without sitting in them first, and we have found that they bite the back of your legs when you sit for any length of time. We've had the stools for at least a dozen years, and they still bite us in the back of the legs!ReplyDelete
Always test the seat, since you never know quite why someone is getting rid of it. And a cushion might also do the trick.ReplyDelete