A little spray paint & fabric is sometimes all you need to totally transform the ugliest of “treasures”! This Frenchy stool makeover can surely attest to that!
Hey friends! It’s time for another trash to treasure transformation Tuesday! :)
My friends and I get together every month to share our “trash” we’ve turned into treasures.
Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see them all!
But first, are you in the path of Florence? What a mess, huh?
We are located on almost the literal edge of the Virginia coast and it’s not looking so good.
We are watching (with worry, honestly) and hoping for the best!
If you are in the SC/NC area, or any area that may be impacted, please try to stay safe!
No messing around with this storm, for sure.
Today I’m sharing this old stool I found in the “junk room” upstairs.
You know, the room that gets all the stuff that you can just close the door behind you.
You have one of those, right?? ;) It’s on my list! lol
Frenchy Stool Makeover
Anyway, it used to be my daughter’s wayyyy back when.
I was left my grandmother’s old bedroom suite when she passed away years ago and I painted it for my daughter when she was quite young.
It had a little vanity style piece that went with it that she used this stool with.
I am planning on now removing that paint I applied to the suite and refinishing the wood with a pretty wood stain.
I’ll share it on the blog when I do. But crazy, huh? Paint…then remove the paint! haha
But it was done, gosh, over 20 years ago now so I’m cutting myself some slack there! ;)
Anyway, back to this little treasure, here.
This was the simplest of the simplest makeovers.
I removed the black rubber grippers and spray painted the frame with this gold paint (which I’m loving, by the way).
It’s the same gold paint I used on the cute little table in my foyer. >>> Simple Table Update With Chalk Paint
I simply replaced the rubber gripper feet and then moved onto the top.
I unscrewed it from the base, added some stuffing and then the new fabric.
I don’t think this fabric is sold anymore but I did find it >>> here.
It’s the same fabric I used to cover the fronts of the drawers on this dresser >>> French Fabric Decoupage
Since the stool was super flat (and hard!) to begin with, I thought it might be nice to make it a bit more cushion-y. :)
So I added some polyfil and carefully wrapped the fabric around back and stapled it with my new staple gun (which I love, by the way!).
My old one was the pits and didn’t work worth half a darn. My sweet hubby had seen me struggle with it and brought this new one home to me by surprise!
I was thrilled because I probably would not have bought a new one for who knows how long. lol
Once that was done I attached it to the stool with the same screws…and done! Simple. :)
Now with a bit more cushion on your backside. :)
I’ve actually used it several times since! ;)
It comes in handy when doing things around the house.
Although I’m giving it back to my daughter now that it’s had a much needed makeover.
Sure is a little cutie now. :)
And did you notice those floors?!! Those are my new lovelies….and I LOVE them. hee, hee :)
I’ll be sharing all the details on them very soon since we just finished them!
We also had our brand new counter tops installed today! SO excited and they look so good.
I shared them over on my stories on Instagram, so if you aren’t following yet, be sure to follow along as I share things day to day over there!
I feel like I’m living in a brand new house. So much fun! (and lots of work, but worth it!)
Here’s a post to catch you up if you are new around here. ;) >>> Home Remodel Updates
Did I mention that this simple makeover only took me about 30 minutes from start to finish?
This little Frenchy stool makeover that almost wasn’t! I figured it would end up at the thrift store itself.
But instead, I decided to give it a little makeover and now it’s going to go and live with my daughter again…awww! :)
I just love simple makeovers.
And all it needed was a little paint..and a little love!
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Now let’s see what my friends are up to this month!
Have a wonderful week…and for those in the path of this hurricane, stay safe!!
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