Stool transformation

I purchased these two little cuties for $15.00…..$7.50 each…… on CL.

Can you believe that somebody paid this much for them brand new?

I would never?

There is no way I would have paid that for these stools.

I needed a couple more items for today’s run to the consignment store….because guess what???

My stuff has been selling really well on Craigslist! Yay!

And because I want to give you guys my honest, unpaid, non-advertising opinion on chalk paint……

I used a my old Valspar sample to re-do these two stools.

These are the products I used.

I love this Valspar sample color so much that I am going to take it back to Lowes to get it matched.

Whadda’ think about that?

I may have to pay full price of $2.94. Think they would match the clearance price?

I have finally finished this sample.

: (

I have done so many projects with this ONE $1.25 sample….but I will save that for my chalk paint opinion post.

I unscrewed the seats from the stools.

Would you believe that the first time I ever did a chair with a woven seat….I didn’t know it could be unscrewed and pried it off from the chair. Denting the chair…stripping the screw from the seat….

Would you believe that wasn’t that long ago and was on my dining room table?

I know……I’ve come a long way baby……….

I have SO much farther to go.

But….unscrew your seats…..makes painting easier.

I stained and distressed and show you how I do this technique in my “table reveal tutorials” posts.

I only lightly sanded these chairs and really wish I would have primed them as the paint wanted to peel when I was distressing.

The photo on the left was taken before the paste process.

Turned out pretty and different, didn’t they?



I am going today to drop off my first batch to the consignment store!

Wish me luck.

It will feel nice to get my garage projects out of there…..

And make room for new projects.

Do you like this color green?

I believe it is similar to what is called “celery”….

Not a big fan of celery.

Unless it’s really, really fresh and drowned in blue cheese.

But on furniture….

I love it.

Your thoughts?



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0 thoughts on “Stool transformation

  • August 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    They turned out really pretty. I’m not a huge fan of green, but this is a nice color for chairs!

  • August 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Nicely, nicely done…. I really like the color.
    Don’t you just love those sample oops pots… I never pass one up & they really do go a long way.  Great transformation… Thanks for sharing.

  • August 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I think I like the Non-Paste color better but I like the total effect & the price is definitely right..

    This is a hearsay item on Chalk Paint…no priming/sanding required prior to paint applications soo..just saying..

    I have a couple of projects I want to us AS Chalk paint on but don’t have any paint yet…


  • August 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Your thoughts on chalk paint? I haven’t used it…I know you don’t have to prime, which is a HUGE plus. If the paint is around $35. a can, and you don’t have to pay another 5.00 for primer, maybe the chalk isn’t too expensive, after all.
    I have a BLACK  vintage dresser than I am DYING to do in French Gray. I am thinking I might invest in the chalk so I won’t have to do the priming….what u think?

    O, and if I lived close to you (and wasn’t an OLDEN lady), I would arm wrestle you for those cutie stools that you did an awesome job on. :)))

  • August 16, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Beautiful!  As usual!  as for green….if you’d have asked me 6 months ago I’d say ECK (in the nicest way, of course).  But a few months reading these wonderful blogs out here, I’m all for it in furniture!  And yellow!!  Now, If I could just get my daughter to come around and realize PAINT IS GOOD…….

  • August 17, 2011 at 12:09 am

    so much more charming now!  fabulous job yet again!

  • August 17, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Great job on the stools!

  • August 17, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I am looking for new barstools and your  makeover ones are so chic and upscale! Wonderful job! I would love these in my kitchen!

  • August 17, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    These look great.
    Visiting from A Beach Cottage

  • August 18, 2011 at 1:09 am

    These are gorgeous!  The color is completely perfect! I want these for my kitchen. 🙂

    By the way, I am hosting my first link party, and would love to have you link this up to it–

  • August 18, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Very nice! I have two barstools just like this waiting for inspiration . . .  thanks for giving me some! Jess

  • August 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I love what you did to those stools! I might have to go ahead and paint mine now. And, NO I didn’t pay full price for mine either. I think I paid $20 for them both 😉

  • August 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Beautiful job! Such a transformation and the color is soft and soothing.

  • August 19, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Fantastic job.  Best of luck.

  • August 19, 2011 at 5:34 am

    What a great, simple redo.  I think I need to search CL for some chairs too.  It’s been a while since I’ve been sucked in (smile).

  • August 19, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    they are worth more now after your delightful little reno…gotta love me some craigslist bargains…well done and thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!


  • August 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    The stools look great – I have just today finished a shabby chic chair – I have posted it on my blog – how long have you been doing this – I am thoroughly enjoying it!

  • August 23, 2011 at 4:10 am

    They look great!  


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