Sometimes you find great pieces and other times, it is just fun to be out. Last weekend, I got lucky. I picked up two pieces - an old ladder and an old ironing board.
Both pieces had a little story, mine not the piece.
I first went to one where the guy had a work shop and was selling lots of tools and garage stuff. They had roped off a section and someone said anything behind the rope was not for sale. This ladder was there.
I fell in love with it, so I had to ask. To my surprise and pleasure, he said yes - $1. I grabbed it so fast, afraid someone else might get to it.
You can tell that this ladder has seen lots of painting. I had other ideas in mine for it, because I thought it would not be sturdy. Boy, was I surprised. It's awesome. See how wide that second step is. I have been using it all week to paint and it is the best ladder we have.
The top is curved so when you lean, you fit right into that curved part and it is so comfy.
It even has places where you can place some tools and your brush. Even my husband said "what a deal". He keeps trying to get it away from me. I have been trying to find the age of the ladder, but can't find the exact match. Has any one seen one similar to this?
The old wooden ironing board was a disaster. The boards were almost all NOT glued together. Cost - $2.
The only thing keeping them together were so small boards on the back.
I think it had been stored in hay, since it was covered in hay pieces. You can see some in the picture above.
All of the pieces are there and I think I can put it back together. I have wanted one for a welcome sign at my front door. This one is special, since it is smaller than others I have seen. You will see this one in a new post soon.
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