Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Little Stool That Could Repurposed 7

Last Thursday at the thrift store it was 75% off summer clothing - and what could be better than a stool dressed in a skirt and it was - FREE. 

After cleaning, painting, waxing and adding a stencil

Before the stool began its transformation

Removed the tacks and the skirt and sticky carpet from legs.

The little stool, made from 3/4" plywood, had a nice mid century fabric under that skirt.

The yellow needed to be washed then sanded especially near the bottom of the legs (lots of splinter edges).

The colour was refreshed with FAT Paint, a chalk-like paint - Tuscan Sun (blue tape to protect the fabric)

 then hand sanded and waxed.

It just wanted to be a cottage piece.

Stencilled Cottage then added ASCP clear and dark wax and polished. See the sequence of a stencilled Cottage sign here.

Added a few dahlia for a touch of fall.

 A small piece rescued and made useful and pretty again.

Thanks for visiting.

Andrea of A Cottage Market Sept 22/17 
Laurie of Too Many Hobbies Sept 26/17

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  1. Remarkable job. You really made that little stool into a work of art.

  2. If that stool could talk, it would be saying 'Thank You!'
    You really did give it a new lease on life! Beautiful!

  3. wow so much cuter!! ♥ and that vintage fabric is darling!

  4. Too cute! Love this little stool!

  5. Great makeover. The stool is so cute.

  6. Wow - I would never have given that skirted stool a second look! You really made the proverbial silk purse from the sow's ear! It's charming! And I just adore that paint finish you gave it!

  7. What a lovely job it looks adorable. Thanks for sharing at #BloggersPitStop.

  8. What a dramatic change, Im loving that soft buttery yellow. A lovely makeover Joy thanks for sharing your project at #fridaysfurniturefix

  9. Great job, Joy! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  10. Joy - this is one time it paid off to 'look under the skirt'! Sometimes it's just amazing what gets covered up. Great find!

  11. You did excellent work and you have now a very cute little stool! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party :)

  12. You definitely brought that ugly little stool back to life. It looks great. Visiting from #HomeMattersParty

  13. Happy Pink Saturday, Joy. Thanks for sharing, and for always making Pink Saturdays special.♥

    You did an amazing transformation on this stool. I love the new look. So charming.

    This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".

  14. Great transformation. Very pretty!....Christine

  15. What a nice sturdy little mid century stool. Great job of refinishing it.


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