Friday, May 20, 2016

Vintage Farmhouse Stool

Oh, the ones that you have to let go...

That is how I feel about this vintage stool with a farmhouse feel.
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Except is started life more as a diner style stool with a burgundy vinyl seat cover. (It had a permanent ring or circle, and it was ripped on the edges, but no this badly.  I almost forgot the before picture.) I found this at a fun thrift store in another town.  
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I took off the vinyl with the idea of recovering the seat. But, then I saw the metal seat and knew paint in the shade of Laurentien from Fusion Mineral Paint would give this stool the perfect farmhouse vibe. 
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After a couple coats of the paint (painted in opposite directions to make it look like it was painted years ago), I lightly sanded the edges and top to expose some of the metal.  Then I used Minwax Polyacrylic to give it a shiny finish.  The polyacrclic is not necessarily recommended for use with chalk and mineral paints, especially on metal.  Because I am never one to follow the rules, I do use it and when used over metal, it rusts, in the most loveliest of ways.
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Sweet little speckles of rust, just enough to age it.
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These old stools are often wobbly, but this one is sturdy with the most lovely chrome legs.
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As much as I love her, and as sweet as she looks sitting in my library, I did take this farmhouse stool to my booth to sell...sigh.
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  1. I would have done the same thing~looks amazing!! Great find!!

  2. I'm going to have to keep my eye out for these as I rummage here and there. We're going to be downsizing in the near future and I was thinking a bar in the kitchen instead of a table this time around.

    Love what you did looks great!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  3. Now that's the cutest little stool ever! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. What a great stool. I don't think I could have parted with it. :D Thanks for sharing, Cynthia

  5. Great find and paint job-Love it Becky! Beautiful color too...I have not tried Fusion Mineral Paint yet…will need to get me some!!! :)

  6. Somebody is going to snap that up real quick. Love it!


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