Before & After: Antique Stool Transformation

When it comes to doing things around my home, there is nothing better than seeing a transformation take place. Most of the time it takes patience for things to fall into place. I’ve said it before and will say it again…Patience is key to making a space your own.  Lots of planning can be involved as well.  However, sometimes you know exactly what vision you have for something and how to carry it out.  That’s exactly what happened when I found this stool at a local antiques/flea market store.



When I saw this stool, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Obviously, the fabric had to go.  In my opinion, it was hideous.  The wooden legs were in great condition and needed a fresh coat of paint.  After all, paint is the ultimate transformer.  I could not wait to get my hands dirty and give this piece a new start.

First, I removed the seat cushion and cleaned the piece really well.  Next, I painted the base with one solid coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint, in Olde White.  That served as a primer for the piece, and would come in handy once I distressed it.  One thing I love about working with Annie Sloan chalk paint is that it dries very quickly. Once the base coat was on, almost immediately I started on the top coat of a wash of Annie Sloan chalk paint, in Duck Egg Blue. While the top coat of paint dried, I re-upholstered the cushion with duck canvas cloth. Then, I lightly distressed the wood base and used tack cloth to wipe it clean.  Lastly, I screwed the cushion back on and Voila! Within record time…it’s done.



I really enjoyed working on this piece.  Here are some different angles of it.


Isn’t it nice when your vision comes together just as you had dreamed it in your head?  Do you like how the stool transformed?  What paint transformations have you been working on? Thanks for stopping by. 

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