I originally bought this stool with a 70s ‘lazy-boy’ design, waaaay back when I came home from Melbourne. Since then I’ve constantly lambasted anyone who’ll listen with the tale of the one that got away, a matching armchair and stool. Now, this is mostly because it is extremely comfy, and only cost $15, an absolute steal.
Since that time, i’m come to regret it more. This is because this stool has become the most oft-used piece of furniture in the apartment. In addition to serving as a footstool, it has been:
- a seat for parents watching a wee man in the bath
- a seat for parents feeding a wee man at his high chair
- a spare chair at the dinner table when people come over
And, most importantly:
- A zimmer frame for a wee man learning to walk about the house.
So why is this on Frugal Me you ask?
Because today I saw a walking-toy for boddlers (babies who aren’t quite toddlers), for a whooping $120!! And I asked myself, why in the hell spend that money when you have the superfootstool hanging about the place?
Again – the best damn investment I ever made.