October 12, 2012 by Decorum DIYer
Firstly, I know, eeewwww! So sorry, I couldn’t help but use that title for this post. Once my mind was stuck on ‘stool sample’, no other post title would do. That said, I promise to be less immature in future (You can’t see my fingers crossed behind my back right now, can you?). Grossness aside, places to park your posterior are hot right now! Wait, could that have been the title -“Posterior Parking”? Anyway, today I am sharing with you a series of stools from both retailers and bloggers that are sustaining the trend. I will also, of course, give you a little tour of the same on Craigslist. So, first up is a series of stools found at popular retailers. Click on any of the below images to be linked to the websites and blogs.
I don’t know about you, but I think they are nice, but quite pricey! You know me, I am frugal, I have to be. Even if one does have the extra dough to throw away at stools, why would you? Here are a few bloggers that scoured the internet, their local thrift stores, or Craigslist to find the same style on the cheap.
There are some really great stools out there. I love the versatility of the adjustable height stools. You could use them anywhere, kitchen island, bar, dining table, desk, extra seating…, the possibilities are endless. The most functional, and popular for that matter, seem to be the vintage, industrial stools with backs. I’ve seen many on Craigslist in the last year, but they go fast – when they are modestly priced. Collectors and retailers are catching on to the trend and are starting to raise their prices, but you can still get in on the trend. Also, the other styles/designs of stools are just as functional and may even be better suited for your own home decor. Click on any of the below images to be linked to the Craigslist ad.
Here are just a few examples of stools that I was able to find doing a quick search on my local Craigslist:
And now for some industrial stools, like those that are currently hitting the trend. Be forewarned: these are getting pricey!
My father has this exact stool, as seen above, in his garage. I’ve mentioned to him how stylish these types of stools currently are. He offered it to me, but I declined. I’d much rather my father enjoy ‘his’ stool whilst tinkering in his garage . I think my father’s stool (his seat, is that better?) has more value to me as just that, a stool in his garage. I don’t care what it could be sold for, I like that it was my father’s and one day may be mine.
Well folks, there you have it – a review of stools (this just isn’t getting any better is it?). Hopefully you haven’t spat out your beverage every time you read the word ‘stool’. But, if you are like me, you’ve giggled a little inside. Until next time…, happy Craigslisting!