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Help Me Decide (Updated)

Updated:  If you haven't read this yet, please keep in mind that encouraging me to purchase the super expensive one at Ballard is not helpful.  I can pick out things that I cannot afford all on my own, thank you very much!  The point of this game is what will make this $18 stool look real cute in my bathroom, not help talk Kara into spending a mint on a stool from Ballard!  Besides, the stool is way down the list of things I would spend that much money on right now.  If I had extra cash, I would order a bench from Ballard that I want cutom made in the same material as my headboard... or, I would recover the chair in my bedroom into a fabric that better goes with "my vision".

So stick to the task people and help me out!

I need help deciding what to do with my new $18 stool for my bathroom vanity. It is really an ugly duckling right now, but I think it has enormous potential. I have several ideas, but I think I need your assistance...

Here is my old one.
I like it but it is from Target and this is version #3 (not really made for the long haul)...
oh and please excuse the traffic!

here is the new one (keep in mind, it needs to be re-done!)

ummm...excuse me Lola! This photo shoot is NOT for you!
Now move your cute little butt!

Again, please excuse the white dog traffic.

The "Army Gold/Green" is horrible, but it is cute in a vintage, industrial way.


I don't know whether to paint it a glossy white, or maybe a turquoise blue. I could paint it and tie a chair pad to the top of it. Or I could use it as the "frame" and then give it an outfit. You know, a little dress with a full skirt, so that it would kind of look like this $300+ that I want from Ballard Designs...

So what do you think?

Comments

Scrappy Girl said…
I like the old one...a makeover for that one would be neat...but I also think if you can make it look like the Ballard's one it would be cute!
Ballard's version! Super cute.
Abby said…
It's really a decision of time v. utility. The ballard one is precious but it's going to take you awhile to figure out how to make it look like that, then buy the fabric, ect.

So my vote is to paint it turquise and see how you like it. If you like it leave it that way. Then when you finish this project in six months and you want to make it over you can Ballard it up!
Kara said…
I agree with everyone.

As far as the old one, I like it, but I fear a leg is going to crack every single time I sit on it. So it is out.
Traci said…
I was going to say pad it and give it a skirt before I saw that Ballard Design and now I can't think about anything else. Sorry that I'm no help!

JUST BUY THE BALLARD"S ONE!!
The Ffrench's said…
I vote with Abby....you can always change it to the Ballard design if you don't like the turquoise

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