Beachy Footstool Makeover

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So many wonderful things just waiting to be found at the thrift store. Like this beachy footstool makeover ready for it’s brand new life!

Beachy Footstool Makeover - thrifty makeover artsychicksrule #coastaldecor

Happy Trash to Treasure Tuesday Friends!

I love this day of the month. :)
It’s my favorite thing to do! Turn trash into treasure.
Love, love, love to do it.

Just take a walk through my house and that’s evident.

Today’s trash to treasure is a small little thing but I love it! (and use it too)

Beachy Footstool Makeover - perfect at the desk -artsychicksrule #coastaldecor

Can you guess?

Yep, it’s that tiny little footstool. (oh, yeah, it’s in the title of this post ;) )
You can also see it in my “DIY Built In Bookcase” post.
I know I mentioned I’d have the full tutorial for the built in last month but it’s pretty involved and I didn’t get to it.
I am planning it for this month though! :)

I picked this sweet, little (and cheap!) footstool up  for a few dollars at the thrift store.

Beachy Footstool Makeover - thrifty makeover artsychicksrule #coastaldecor

Poor little fella.

But I fixed it right up! A little paint always makes everything better.

M A T E R I A L S   L I S T:

I used Persian Blue on the legs for this beachy footstool makeover…

Beachy Footstool Makeover - artsychicksrule #coastaldecor #beachdecor

Beachy Footstool Makeover - paint it - artsychicksrule #coastaldecor

…and Snow White on the top….

Beachy Footstool Makeover - just paint it -artsychicksrule #coastaldecor

As you can see, I didn’t really try to cover it well. I wanted it a bit distressed looking.
I actually ended up sanding it a bit all over to make it look “old and worn”.

Beachy Footstool Makeover - distressed - artsychicksrule #coastaldecor

Beachy Footstool Makeover - up close - artsychicksrule #coastaldecor

My little beachy footstool is so cute, I love it. And it’s perfect when sitting at the desk with tired feet!

Pin this for later! :)

Beachy Footstool Makeover - BEACHY STYLE MAKEOVER - artsychicksrule #coastaldecor

Now let’s see what my friends are up to this month! :)

Trash To Treasure - April - artsychicksrule

  1. Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer
  2. Prodigal Pieces
  3. Blesser House
  4. Girl in the Garage


If you’ve missed any of my previous trash to treasure transformations, you can see them here >>> “Trash to Treasure“.

I’ll see you guys on Thursday with some “farmhouse” decor with my decorating buddies.
Mine is a little DIY, a little driftwood-ish and a little whitewash-ish too. ;)


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  1. Hi, I came over from Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer to see your little stool makeover! I love it, the color is great! I have a couple of little stools I recently made over too that I’ll be posting soon. They are quick and easy aren’t they?!


    1. Hi Tania!
      Thanks for stopping by to say hi! :)
      Yes, they are quick. Love little makeovers like this!

  2. I’ve been looking for a little stool like this for my bathroom and/or for staging…what a cutie. Love the way you restyled it Nancy. :)

  3. I have a very similar stool except the legs on mine are very intricate and curvy, but chunky at the same time. It has a lot of personal meaning to me. It was left to me by a very special patient I took care of as a nurse when he passed away. I’ve contemplated and have wanted to paint it because I know how beautiful it could look. But, every time I try to paint it I start crying. Dang emotions because I know how beautiful it could be, especially after seeing the beautiful change in yours. Dagnabbit!

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