Do you have a vintage stool or two around the house? I’ll show you how to make the most of a vintage stool and the 7 ways to use them around your home.
- The definition of a stool: 1. a seat without back or arms supported by three or four legs or by a central pedestal. 2. a low bench or portable support for the feet or knees.
I have a thing for vintage stools.
I take a stool home every single time I see one in a thrift shop or antique mall. They are all over my entire house and even in the garden and greenhouse.
I’m joining some blogging friends today for a fun blog hop, hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, Cindy of County Road 407. A Lifestyle of Love is where we take a specific theme every other month and share how we use it in our homes and lives. This month is all about vintage stools and chairs and I’m sharing the many ways I use my stools around the house.
If you’re coming from Debra of Common Ground, welcome! I’m so glad to have you here! Don’t you love how Debra uses vintage chairs for decorating? She has such a great sense of style.
My collection of vintage treasures includes stools that are…
- wood and metal combo
- covered with old peeling paint
- covered with fabric
- short, average and tall
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Here are some of my favorite ways to use my vintage stools in my home.
1. Vintage Stools as Side Tables
Any vintage stool that has a level top can be used as a side table for…
- Placing home decor
- Setting books or magazines on
- A spot to set your favorite drink down
Here’s an example of placing an old stool next to the bedside when a regular-sized nightstand will not fit in a space.
This stool is used whenever we have company so drinks or a plate of hors d’oeuvres can be set down.
2. Display Flowers on Your Vintage Stool
There is nothing more beautiful than a vase or container full of flowers sitting on an old vintage stool. And it’s really my favorite way to use a stool.
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Adding a stool to the room is also a wonderful way to add height to a container of flowers.
3. Show Off Your Christmas Tree on a Vintage Stool
Here’s another idea when flowers are out of season and Christmas trees are in.
I have a small house that really doesn’t have much room for a large tree so I am always placing Christmas trees on my vintage stools to create the idea of a much bigger tree filling the space.
4. Sit on Your Vintage Stool
I know. This seems a bit obvious, but I’m adding it to the list just the same.
I use my vintage stools for sitting…
- at the kitchen island while prepping for a meal
- in the bathroom when drying and curling my hair
- when we have more people over than we have places to sit.
- in the greenhouse while sowing my flower seeds
5. Use Your Stool for a Work Space in the House
A vintage stool makes a convenient extra workspace for flowers, holding clippers or scissors, and linens.
6. Add Height to Display Home Decor
Vintage footstools can create a great foundation for any home decor vignette that needs a bit of height.
A little stool is perfect for displaying a lamp, plant, or a stack of books.
7. Extra Work Space for the Garden
I don’t know about you, but I am constantly trying to find extra space to set my plants on in the greenhouse and garden.
There just aren’t enough spaces to place plants, seedlings, and tools in the garden where you won’t lose them later.
Having this metal vintage stool next to the workbench in the garden really helps me to keep track of my seed packets, twine, scissors…you name it.
And if I really get tired enough, I can take a little break and sit while taking in the gorgeous view.
I hope this gives you some ideas on how to incorporate a charming little stool into your home.
Make sure to check out the other vintage chair and stool inspiration below.
Until next time,
A Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop
More Vintage Stool and Chair Inspiration
Now it’s time to visit my friend Ann from Dabbling and Decorating where she shares 4 things you need to know about her old chair. And don’t forget to check out the rest of the ideas below!