Do you remember this shabby white stool? My mom found it months ago and it has been sitting in my garage waiting for some TLC. It has a fun retro structure but basically looks like it was covered in primer…the seat cushion included. I know, weird.
So the day finally came when the step stool got a fresh makeover…
I sanded the whole stool to even out the bad primer job. And then primed again. When I got to sanding the 2 steps, I found that some long forgotten blue paint was peaking out. The more I sanded, the more blue, the more I loved.
I embraced the early blue and keep the steps distressed looking to show the true age and patina of the stool.
Don’t worry. I poly’d the steps because I would assume there is lead paint in there. It is all sealed in now – the blue, the white, the raw wood. In fact I polyurethaned the entire piece when I was finished for easy cleaning.
The legs were painted with some leftover mint green paint and lightly distressed to match the heavily distressed steps.
I found the sweet fabric at Joann’s in the scrap bin. I was looking for something navy to pull out the blue in the steps. Plus the floral print had the green in there too. Win. Win. And a new cushion was born…
I sold this at Clover to someone who is going to use it in the laundry room. Darling. Did I mention that my mom wanted to keep it when she saw the end result?
Isn’t it cute how the steps fold up?
Now I’ve got to tell you that I have been knee deep in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I am ob.sessed. Had I used it on this stool, I would not have needed to prime. Oh well. Stay tuned for some of those projects.
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6 thoughts on “minty fresh”
What a neat piece! I love that you saved the blue paint underneath. Bravo!
one of my favorite colors of green!
Wow, I love it! I have been on the lookout for a neat little step stool due to the fact that my boyfriend doesn’t realize that sometimes things in the kitchen are hard to reach for his little 5’2″ girlfriend!!!
Oh, I love that stool!!!
i love how bright and happy that is!
also, you asked about my “antiques” sign but i couldn’t write back right to you as you are set up with “no-reply” on your acct, but i wanted to let you know i found it at an auction once for $20! i held onto it for almost 2 years, just waiting to ahve somewhere to use it!
Thanks Cassie. I love your sign and you now have an awesome place for it! Worth the wait! Wonder how to change that no reply…