What should I do with this stool that I found on the side of the road?

I just found this mini stool on the side of the road. And swooped it up immediately! Now I need some ideas of what I can do with it. I'm thinking plant stand. But want ideas on designs.
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Mini stool
  18 answers
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jun 02, 2016
    HI Carmen! Do a search of painted stools on Pinterest...thousands to choose from!

  • Laurie Harry Laurie Harry on Jun 02, 2016
    I recently saw one of these stools turned upside down and used to store rolls of wrapping paper. Paint it up nice first.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 02, 2016
    Honestly I would just clean it up and spray paint it a bright color and put a hanging basket on it and place it in a garden.

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    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 02, 2016
      @Carmen Either way . Many possibilities depending on you needs and wants. Good Luck

  • CJ CJ on Jun 05, 2016
    I would clean it up by sanding it a little, then paint the top part and stain the legs. You could use this as a bedroom side table. Seen it done on Pinterest, I have two that I am doing now for a spare room.

  • Jane Jane on Jun 05, 2016
    Clean her up, cut her down, tablescape her with a plant on it for several holidays. It can hold a pumpkin with trailing ivy, it can hold a Santa or a tabletop tree. The ideas are endless.

  • Mollee Kauzlarich Mollee Kauzlarich on Jun 07, 2016
    I don't know if I can explain it, but I saw a hometalk post that wrapped rope around opposite rungs at both level to make two shelves to use as a side table. You could leave it rustic or clean it up and paint it first.

    • Carmen Carmen on Jun 07, 2016
      Thank You Mollee Kauzlarich Hmmm...Interesting. Sounds good!

  • Vivian Vivian on Jun 08, 2016
    I have two bar stools I use one for my fan ( cheaper than a floor fan). The other one is used at the potting table.

  • Yvette Spicer Yvette Spicer on Jun 08, 2016
    I have one similar to that. I also found a punched tin pattern, punched holes in the top in a star design and painted the top to look like metal. It gets use for plants, stack of books or just whatever takes my fancy.

  • Elaine Elaine on Jun 09, 2016
    It all depends on your taste and decor style! I have a similar one in my bathroom sitting next to the tub. Usually, I have a hand towel & washcloth sitting on top or the latest book I'm reading. You could either finish it in a dark wood stain (if you prefer a dressier look) or paint it then possibly distress it but again, it depends on your decor tastes and what "look" you prefer.

  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Jun 12, 2016
    how lucky you are to see it and pick it up..Looks rustic! Like many above commented. there are endless things to do with it...Lots of luck whatever you do!

  • Marleina Marleina on Jun 14, 2016
    Go to. Unicorn spit.com. you will be surprised.

  • Judi Campbell Hoebel Judi Campbell Hoebel on Jul 16, 2016
    turn it upside sown to hold wrapping paper

  • Janine Bartram Janine Bartram on Mar 04, 2017
    I'm into mosaicing at the moment so i would paint the legs and mosaic the seat and use as a side table.

  • Sally sue Sally sue on Mar 04, 2017
    I have one to which I just began removing 3 layers of paint. I plan to paint different colors on different parts using Native American designs on the parts for my New Mexico cabin.

  • Kandy Scott Kandy Scott on Mar 04, 2017
    Unicorn Spit....searh it on this site

  • UpState UpState on Aug 19, 2017
    The pumpkin stand is certainly the best idea.

  • Joyce Joyce on Aug 27, 2017
    I have one.put a large wooden(thrift store2.00) lazy susan on top and use it for spray painting.amazing how useful it is.