What becomes of a 1955 red step stool…

Submitted by MyFunCloset February 26th, 2012
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What becomes of a 1955 red step stool. The bottom photo shows an ad when it was selling brand new in a 1955 Better Homes and Garden mag I posted days ago.

I went to a great tag sale yesterday. As I was roaming around the house, I opened a closet door and this is what I found…just as you see it. Thankfully I had my camera to share this with you. Love the added paint dribble. It adds to its character don’t you think? 

4 Responses to “What becomes of a 1955 red step stool…”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Although I get very upset when the first glob of paint splatters on something like a spanking new red step stool, once enough paint splatters on it I get into it in a completely different way as a fantastic and soulful utilitarian piece. This is what leads me to buy two of anything that I’m completely insane about. Of course, storage is a whole other matter. But this step stool is so classic, if I had one I would most certainly have two and keep one as a pristine saftey.

    I’m completly certain that growing up we had this stool in both yellow and blue.

  2. Michael Ely

    Michael Ely

    We had one of these exact red footstools along with a chrome and red marble top table with four matching chairs for several years. It was all done in the original upholstery and was in mint condition, then in a moment of weakness, we sold the the entire set at a yard sale for $35. I have no idea what we were thinking.