Monday, June 22, 2015

A painted farmhouse stool

I'm short.  I'm talking 5 foot nothing kind of short. When I was younger I never really thought much about how tall I am. I was taller than my mom and that really is all that I cared about.

Now that I am older I realize that being 5 foot 1 inch can sometimes make things difficult.  It's hard to reach things.  I'm always grabbing someone to get things for me or trying to find things to climb onto. I decided that I needed to find myself a nice sturdy stool.

So you can't even guess how excited I was when I came across this amazingly sturdy stool at my favorite "antique" shop.  For $8.00.  I scooped it up as fast as I could.

I know it was pretty 1980's chic...but I could totally see the potential in this little gem.  A few coats of paint and it would be amazing.

I gave it a couple coats of my favorite antique white paint.  It was already looking 100% better.  But it still needed a little something.

I decided to tape off a simple grain sack stripe.  And then I painted it a beautiful aqua color.  It was exactly what it needed.

Isn't it purty!  I love it.  And it gets used every day. It is a serious bona fide life saver.  If I need an item from the top of my cabinets, I grab the stool.  If I need to open my kitchen windows, I grab my stool.  Top shelf in the guessed it. I grab my stool!  It is probably the most hardworking item in my home. I don't mind being 5 foot nothing...

I'm liking up at:
finding silver pennies
Sand and Sisal: Inspire me Monday
Home Stories A to Z:Tutorials and Tip Links Party
Coastal Charm:Show and Share
A Bowl Full of Lemons: One Project at a Time
The Happy Housie: Work it Wednesday
Your Turn to Shine Link Party
Living Well Spending Less: Thrifty Thursday
Blue I Style: The Creative Circle
Tatertots and Jello: Link Party Palooza
Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. Hi - I'm visiting from Your Home based Mom linky party. Your stool with the beautiful grain sack stripes caught my eye -- I love the clean crisp look of the transformation. It's just my style.

    Doreen @ Altered Artworks

    1. Hi Doreen! Thank you. I was looking through your work and I love your style also. I figure you can never go wrong with a crisp grain stripe. The magic of paint always blows me away!

  2. What a cute idea and a wonderful remodel of an $8 stool.

    You did good!

    I came over on the Much Ado about Monday link up. Glad to find your site and your Pinterest site as well.

    Hope you have a great Monday.

    1. I'm always amazed at what a little scrubbing and some old paint can do. Plus it helps when I can keep the cost down...
      I hope you have a wonderful day also.

  3. Looks good! I love the color you chose for the stripes. Perfect!