A long while ago I found this stool at my fave consignment store.
At the time I didn’t have any particular use for it but stools can be used for other things besides sitting…side tables, plant stands…
It was in rough shape but I left it outside for several months and it rusted even worse than when I first brought it home.
Not wanting to get rid of it but feeling like I kind of ruined it my dad suggested I have it brass plated. He has had several plumbing pipes chrome plated to make closet rods because he hates the cheap plastic ones.
If you’re not familiar with the plating process…they basically take a metal piece, remove all the corrosion they can through an intensive, multi-step process, then they apply the finish through several other steps. It’s quite complicated. I called around to several plating companies here in Salt Lake and got all kinds of quotes ranging from $70. – $200. Still kind of expensive for an old rusty stool but I had plans for it in my bedroom makeover so I decided to give it a go and went with the cheapest bid.
Here’s how it turned out:
If you’re interested in having one of your own furniture pieces plated I would Google, “Metal plating” and then your city. Keep in mind, many metal plating companies don’t typically work with the general public. Most work with larger companies who send them bulk items so finding someone may be tricky.
Stay tuned to see where it ended up in my house.