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Friday, July 10, 2009

Altered Stool

It all started with this eyesore, from the seventies. It's lived in four different homes.In the first home it was used at a very beautiful nook we had installed. Since then I've used in all my on-suites to do my makeup.It's been stood on as a paint stool, to get into cupboards, it's been used as a sewing chair and craft chair, It's been recovered a few times. The last time being twenty years ago. It has never matched this house, but it was so useful that I couldn't part with it! I kept planning to do something with it, but never did. No one but my family ever saw it. As you can see it is now bent, rusty, and pretty much done!! I had to bring it out of the garage to get a photo!
BoldSo a few month back we picked up three of these stools. One for Bryan to play guitar, one for the garage, and one for my bathroom. But low and behold this stool was way to high for my doctor Ruth type short legs!!! (Visualize them swinging on this chair!)
My wonderful son in law decided to trim it to match my freakish short legs. But when he turned it over to power saw the legs down, the base got a bit scratched up!! So I decided to paint it!!



I painted it with loads of acrylic, then took a paper and pulled the bulk of the paint off, which gave it a smudged affect! I still need to get varnish and do several coats so it will hold up, but I am using it til then!

It does double duty as a table to hold my beverages while I bathe. Then I sit on it to do my make up too! I love it. But this dear little stool with the chopped off legs, has been the catalyst to many other changes in that room!! Stay tuned for the frantic whimsy that has taken over my on-suite.

8 comments:

paisley said...

what i wouldn't give for an ounce of your creativity!!!

Lucy said...

now the title of this post was a bit misleading giggles! but thank goodness when I read on... It wasn't about what I thought it would be about!!
you have a NICE STOOL!!!
Don't get in the habit of bringing the camera into the bathroom though! OKay??!!
(i also have short frog legs! when will the similarities end!!)

Janet said...

You are just so talented! That stool is great! And isn't it nice to have a son-in-law who does things like that for you!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I love taking things and painting them with color. so many people just look at things for what they are not what they could be.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

what happened to the old stool?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

what happen to the old stool?

Donna Gotlib said...

I love this one! It's fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

That stool turned out wicked cool! How sweet was your SIL to help you out with the legs? I really like the smudged effect with the paint. I bet the varnish will make the colors POP!

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