Playing Footsie

Playing Footsie

Footstools … are they a thing of the past? When was the last time you saw a footstool for sale in a place that wasn’t a thrift store? Never, that’s when. Nowadays we have “ottomans,” which is actually a Greek term that literally translates into “immense island of sofa.” Not really. But I think footstools are quite quaint, and by the looks of things, they are making a comeback!

Deb thought these little beauties had some potential, and double bonus: they are Ethan Allen and she got them for free! Triple bonus: they stack! Take that, space-eating ottomans of the future!

Lindy from Cottage Hill had a footstool that was functional and not much else. But it had sentimental value, so she gave it a job promotion and put it to work in the kitchen! Don’t you love how it went from distressed to distressed?

Angie’s little footstool totally takes me back. I’m pretty sure my grandma had this same one in yellow many years ago, but I don’t recall the handy drawer. Because what makes more sense than a drawer in a … footstool? It was also functional, but a bit of an eyesore, nothing that a little webbing, ticking and dropcloth couldn’t fix! A year ago, I couldn’t have told you what any of those things were. See it on her blog The Country Chic Cottage.

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  1. April 7, 2011 / 2:18 AM

    Bring back the footstools!

  2. April 7, 2011 / 6:33 AM

    Hi! Love your blog!
    Actually the “ottoman” is a french word. it means turk. we use it in greek, though, almost as is.

  3. April 7, 2011 / 9:45 AM

    My mom has at least one of those Ethan Allen foot stools and I have always thought it hideous. What a difference a paint job and fabric make! My mother’s may just end up in my living room!!

  4. April 7, 2011 / 12:05 PM

    Those foot stools are awesome!!!

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