Vintage Cosco Stool Gets a New Life!

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I think many of us can remember these old stools in our grandma's kitchen when we were little~what great memories. I rescued this poor thing from an flea market/antique shop and paid a whopping $20 for it and it was SO worth it.
I started by taking the stool apart which was a lot easier than I expected. The seat and the back are held in by metal clips. I couldn't wait to get rid of that yellow vinyl. I cleaned the frame really well with vinegar and water and let it dry.
I was able to use the old vinyl as a template for this awesome new vinyl I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance. The seat pad was in good shape so I was able to use it. I used Rustoleum 2X in Gloss white to spray paint the frame.
The bottom step rubber grip was missing so I bought a small black car mat and cut it to size and used Gorilla Glue to hold it down. I also had to order some new rubber feet for the legs because the old ones were cracked and dry rotted.
I love the outcome and look forward to making many great memories with my grandkids helping me in the kitchen!'
Suggested materials:
  • Vinyl   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Rustoleum Painter's Touch 2X   (Lowe's)
  • Car mat   (Walmart)
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