Monday, August 24, 2020
I asked a couple of weeks ago for ideas on raising the height of these counter stools and determined it really is not feasible. I've been using them as is and have decided they are great just the way they are. And they are sort of symbolic of my life right now and how far I have come.
I bought the stools years ago at Ballard Designs. I was fortunate to find on eBay Brunschwig & Fils Xian fabric that had been plasticized by an interior designer for a project and had a yard or so left over. Plasticizing is quite expensive to have done and requires a several yard minimum, but it makes the fabric impervious to spills and soil and the cushions last forever. I had them in Alexandria for years and almost did not bring them to Florida because the Sarasota house required four counter stools.
I had this feeling I should hang on to them. So if you recall, I had them safely stored in the Sarasota house and discovered that Sandbagger had purposefully piled on top of them old crates and junk and almost ruined them.
When I showed him how he had crushed and creased the cushions he told me it was completely my fault that he has no respect for my things. I was able to rescue them. If you look very closely, there is slight damage to the cushions, but nobody would notice but me.
So I've decided to leave them just as they are. I have always loved them and they are a great reminder that like the stools, Sandbagger tried to crush and ruin me, and if you look closely I have been damaged by him, but I am happy and safe in my new home away from him.