DIY A stool for a miniature person

How cute is this stool?

It is tidge – a mere 15cm high. I love it and it cost a very reasonable £6 from A Most Marvellous Place To Shop in Northampton…which truly is ‘a most marvellous place to shop’. I stayed at my brother’s in Northampton last week, then on Friday my sister in law and I braved the wind and rain to go shopping. It turns out Northampton is a great place for fabric markets, charity shops and random antique shops.

My sister in law purchased a wooden high chair from a charity shop that she loaded onto her pram for the windy walk home – we looked quite a pair. A Most Marvellous Place to Shop is full of booths, boxes and baskets from different sellers; handmade, new, vintage and second hand. The variety is fantastic. There were so many things I could have bought, so I think I did well to come away with just one useful item. The shop also runs “Nanna’s Cafe” which sells proper delicious homemade cakes, soup, quiche, sandwiches, drinks etc. Great for us whilst trying to delay our imminent return to the rain outside. You could literally spend all day there…such a good business idea as it attracts such a medley of customers. Hmmm?…back to my miniature stool.

I decided it needed to be turquoise and started by painting one coat of white, then two coats of turquoise then sanded and waxed to distress it slightly. It didn’t turn out how I imagined, but at the same time I can’t think what is wrong with it and I love it! – confused? It took no time at all. Pics are below:


I hope Winston enjoys using it to clean his teeth, help me with cooking or just as a resting place in the near future. He is currently using it to practice his walking. He sits for a few seconds then walks to a nearby piece of furniture. How can there be a person small enough to actually use it as a seat? It is tidge!

E xx


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