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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Vanity Stool No. 1: Before and After


I bought 2 vanity stools at auction a couple of months ago (among other awesome finds... you can see the dresser makeover HERE) and I've finished the first one!  Finally.  The second one is right behind it, so I should have that one ready to go in a couple of days.

I picked Old White from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) this time.  I thought that, with the arms and decorative features of the stool, a nice French County color scheme would look perfect.  As you can see, the top of the stool was stained and dirty.  It had to go.  Also, I hated it.  I had some fabric to choose from and, believe it or not, this was a harder decision than the paint color.  I KNOW!

I love all these fabrics, but the blue/white/grey-green pattern won out.  I am second guessing myself now though.  The circles would have given it a French country Pop vibe. What do you think?  Should I change it now?  I dunno.  My cousin, Jill, picked the yellow/black for the second vanity stool.  She's painted it and I just have to finish it up!! Psst:  It's going to look (Barney Stinson voice) AWESOME!


I painted 2 coats of ASCP and then did some spot distressing.  I followed up with clear wax... or so I thought.  I guess I didn't clean my brush very well.  I had previously used it with dark wax, so the clear wax had a touch of the dark wax on it when I brushed it on.  Eh. It looked fine and I was lazy. Actually, it looks great!  Happy accident.

So, here was the vanity when I got it:


And here it is today.  


I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet.  There isn't a good place for it in our RENTED house.  I may sell it, but, for now, it's the boys favorite seat :-)  And they are SHARING.  I may faint.


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