Thursday, July 18, 2013

Antique stool remake...

Hi Everyone!  It has been hot rain lately, but now that the hay has been baled, we need rain and soon.  I hope your weather has been better than it has been here.  Today I thought I'd show you the remake of the antique stool I showed you here that I picked up at the junk store this weekend for $2.00.  I just couldn't pass it up for that price.  It needed a little bit of work but I think it turned out cute.  Here's the before....
 It needed to be cleaned up and painted because it had an odor to it..I cleaned it and painting helped get rid of the offensive odor.
  And here it is painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey and Old White.
 I sanded it and waxed it with clear wax and then buffed it.  I upholstered the seat in a cream linen....
 .... that matched the Old White I used on the feet.  I thought adding the pop of Old White on the feet helped tie the fabric into the piece.
I had to add a cross piece on the inside to give it more stability but you can still slide something under the board to store.  I painted the inside and the underside to kill the smell and it really did do the trick.

The before picture again....
 I'm really happy with the way it turned out.....
I'm on a Paris Grey and Old White kick right now...two of my favorite colors...I'll change it up soon, I promise.  Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Amazing what a little paint and elbow grease can do! The new look is so pretty.

  2. That turned out just awesome for a stool! I just recovered one myself, but it's NOT nearly as pretty as yours.

  3. Holly--that stool is so cute now! amazing difference. I like the white on the feet... you're good that way. Me? I'm clueless! hahahaa


  4. Looks great! :) Visiting from FunkJunk

  5. Sweet refinish! Pinned:) I posted summer chalk boards:) Drop by

  6. It turned out really well Holly, love the colour combination with the little pop of white on the feet !

  7. I just love finding a cast off and giving it new life! You really saved this little bench! The paint really made a world of difference! I am glad we only had to take your word that there was an odor to it. Thanks for sharing, D@TheShadyPorch
    Pinned to DIY Furniture board.

  8. Wow, we have the same taste! I had this stool too!! Love yours!

  9. I like how you made over your stool. I also recently complied one just like it here is my vision!

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