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Monday, February 24, 2014

Flea Market Stool Transformation

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I love strolling through the aisles of flea markets.  
It's relaxing, fun, and all that walking IS exercise, you know.
You also meet friendly people.  
Just today, in fact, I met two women who are also Pinterest Mavens.  
Of course, we exchanged account info and now have new Pinterest friends.

Recently, at our local Topanga Vintage Flea Market
I fell head over heels with this adorable stool.  
It was actually in pretty good shape: 
a nice vinyl cushion and a naturally aged-distressed metal frame.
Did I say distressed?  I love distressed furniture, 
but in this case, I actually wanted to de-distress it.

After dismantling the seat, I recovered it with printed burlap.

I could've left it just like this and called it a day.  
However, I had other plans for this treasure.
Now which color to choose?  
I narrowed it down to these four: 
antique white, black, white and sunflower (a very soft yellow).  
Sunflower won.


A few coats of paint later, 20 minutes to dry, and seat cushion back in place, 
and I had a new (well oldish new) Parisian theme stool.

Now, where to place it?  
In the foyer?


Near the fireplace?  Yes, the perfect place for a cup of tea.
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Now that I'm back in the groove, 
what's my next transformation going to be?
Check back soon!

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9 comments:

  1. Hi Doreen! Love the little curliques on the stool! Nice job on the redo, and that globe is pretty darn cool, too! Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday! Following you back. :)
    -Revi

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  2. Hi Doreen, Thanks for visiting and commenting at Petticoat Junktion. I have an old school locker too. I've had it for months but just can't decide on the makeover. I'll be looking forward to your.

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  3. Your French-style stool looks wonderful! You did a fabulous job-well done!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    PS I'd be thrilled if you could stop by my blog to say G'day and perhaps you could even even link up your project to my weekly Say G'Day Linky Party!

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  4. What a great find and transformation. Wanted to let you know I'm featuring you when my party opens up tonight !

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    1. Awww, thanks Carol. You're a doll. I'm running (well, actually clicking) right over to your linky party now!

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  5. Very cute stool. Not sure I have seen one like this before. I can see why you fell in love with it.

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  6. You did a great job on that stool. It's super cute. I like stools like that they are sturdy. Thanks for linking up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  7. What a great transformation! I love the printed burlap you chose! Thank you so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  8. What an adorable chair, and you didi such a great transformation, you really did! I also like the printed burlap on the chair. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best. Look forward to seeing your creativeness this Sunday too!

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