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My Grandma’s Cosco Step Stool Makeover!

coscostepstool
submitted by: Tarah Joubert

Description:

Of all of the memories I have of my Grandma throughout my childhood this step stool seems to be in every picture I have of her in my mind. She will always be sitting on it, by her kitchen stove, whether a fire was burning in it or not. I had a pretty cool Grandma, she had herself the very first Nintendo and she and I went through and beat the very first Zelda multiple times one summer when I was 11 years old. She hand drew maps of all of the dungeons – seriously though, how cool is that?! I went looking for those old maps years ago and could not find them but still think of them from time to time. This old step stool, if Grandma wasn’t sitting on it her kitchen, I was! It was my favorite spot and when Grandma passed and this became my home this stool was with me throughout the entire renovation. It was already very old and not in the best of shape and us using it – me standing on it while drywalling or running electrical or plumbing, did nothing but just make it more rickety. By the end of the renovation this poor old Cosco step stool was not safe to use anymore! So, I stashed it in the garage for a day when I knew I could bring it back to its former glory. This weekend I rolled up my sleeves and got to work on this easy Cosco step stool makeover!

Supplies:

  • Steel wool and vinegar (for cleaning the stool)
  • Replacement bolts (where needed)
  • Chrome spray paint (for the majority of the stool)
  • Flat black spray paint (for the steps)
  • Painter’s tape (for taping off the steps)
  • Red vinyl (or any new fabric)
  • New rubber feet (if needed)
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun

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