Grandma’s chair

I’ve mentioned before that I have a bit of a thing for chairs. Meet the newest addition to my collection.

Step chair

I don’t know what the proper name is for this type of chair. It’s kind of bar or counter height, and it has a little step ladder attached. I’ve been looking for a chair like this for awhile.

My grandmother had one in her kitchen. Honestly, growing up it never made that big of an impression on me, but when I got my own house, I thought, “Hey, that step-stool chair would be kind of neat in a library.”

When my grandma’s house was sold, the chair ended up going to another family member. I’m not heartbroken about that, but I’m glad I’ve been able to find a chair of my own.

This one could use a little bit of work. Obviously some new upholstery would be helpful. The rubber feet need to be replaced. There’s a little bit of rust that either needs to be sanded off or painted over.

It’s still a nice memory of my grandmother, and I’m happy to add it to my collection.

20 thoughts on “Grandma’s chair

  1. My grandma had one in her kitchen too!!! I used to love how the little steps would fold in and not be in the way. I remember sitting on it and watching Grandma cook!

    I also have found one very similar to my Grandma’s. Her’s was all metal and did not have any upholstry. I have it out at my dad’s hoping that he paints it for me. He can spray automotive paint on it which is very durable and very shiny!

    I am so glad you found one too. I can’t wait to see how you put your spin on it!

  2. I think everyone’s grandma had one! I think my parents even had one. I actually don’t mind the upholstery on this… is perfect the time period of the piece, and looks interesting with books. 🙂

  3. Wow, my Grandma had one too. It had bright orange upholstery and all of us grand kids loved sitting in it. You brought back a great memory for me that I hadn’t thought about in a long time.

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