Thursday, April 28, 2011

Friday favs…old stool and old school chair get a makeover.

This beat up old stool and this old school chair have been hanging around our house for years.

It was time to do something with them…

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so, I gave them both a good sanding and a couple of coats of flat white paint.

Then I decided they were too stark white.

On the stool I thinned down some gray craft paint with water and used it as a glaze, wiping it off with paper towels until I had the look I wanted. 

When it was dry I distressed it a bit with sandpaper.

Then I gave it a good coat of natural color Minwax, buffing it when dry.

  I’m loviin’ it!

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On the little school chair, after the two coats of white paint were dry,

I glazed it with some burnt umber craft paint watered down, and wiped it down with paper towels.

I left it more heavily glazed than the stool.

Once it was dry, I sanded it to distress it, applied a good coat of Minwax and buffed when dry.

I’m lovin’ it too!

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HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!

Elizabeth

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11 comments:

  1. so pretty. You have a real talent. Thanks and you remind me, I really need to start taking some pictures

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  2. Nice job, Elizabeth! Love the colors, glazing, and distressing you did! It's just perfect, sweetie! And I spy one of your darling little tags, too! lol! Oh, and thanks for entering my first giveaway! This has been so much fun for me that I know I'll be doing more in the future! lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  3. You did a great job on these. I agree the gray paint really makes them look "age appropriate"!! Just goes to show what some tlc can do for things we might have lived with for awhile. So glad you linked up for the party, xoxo Debra

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  4. Love what you did with both of them. Just right!
    ~Adrienne~

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  5. Great post of a job well done !!!

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  6. They look AMAZING Elizabeth! And your vignettes to show them off look incredible as always. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week and we are thrilled you enjoyed the feature!
    Vanessa

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  7. They both look fabulous - well done!! Hope you have a lovely weekend :O)

    Hugs,
    Marie
    SallyLeeByTheSea.com

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  8. Lovely! You've encouraged me to get busy on some projects this weekend. Patty

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  9. So pretty~ love your pieces and your photos are lovely. The pink flower looks so pretty against the color of your chair. Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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  10. That is exactly the look I'm trying to include more around here. I love it. I'm still trying to practice a nice light hand.

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