Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Little Stool

The other day I posted a photo of a stool that was a trash find, knowing it was about to get a make over.
I used some drywall paint and a stamp and distressed it a bit for a Shabby Chic/French feel.


 This was the before...

41 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this. You have great vision. Went totally from nondescript to WOW.

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  2. I love it Nicki !!! What kind of ink did
    you use ?

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  3. @Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs

    Archival Ink, it's fade resistant and waterproof. I bought it at michaels with a coupon so it was fairly inexpensive. I've been using it on everything including fabric!

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  4. It turned out great! Big difference between before and after. Love It!

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  5. Drywall paint? Cool. It turned out really awesome. I liked the original shot too because I could totally see something new out of it. :)

    Thanks for the tip on the inkstamper. What do you seal it with?

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  6. @Christine
    I haven't sealed it yet, but I am probably just going to use some clear varnish.
    I love the drywall paint! My dad gave me a 5 gallon bucket he didn't need and I have been using it on a lot of stuff. It kind of looks like some of the chalk paint projects I have seen but without the high cost!

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  7. It looks fabulous. I love it. Such a great idea. Hugs, Marty

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  8. AAHH!!! makes me wish I didn't pass up a stool that looked just like that on the side of the road... You did a Beautiful job..and Love the dry wall paint idea... : )

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  9. Love, love your new little stool, Nicki! I guess I should go find me a fun stamp w/my coupon. I've never heard of drywall paint- what makes it different from regular house wall paint? Are you getting ready for your sale? :-) Sue

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  10. So pretty! I love script--it just seems to add a bit of dreaminess.

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  11. Nikki, looks cute are you selling it at the sale? I read you went to straw town the other night you went right past me house....

    Pattie

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  12. So cool Nicki. I love that you are using new to blogland products as well. I love the script all across the stool..so sweet.

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  13. Love the drywall paint tip! This turned out fabulous!

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  14. Very cute! Love it!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  15. What a good idea...a stamp....never thought of that. Brilliant!

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  16. Wow, what an amazing transformation! If only the former owners could see it now! Love the stamp that you used, tres chic!!!

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  17. She is a charmer, that is for sure. No one would ever guess her 'ugly duckling' beginning in life! Great job. Lori L

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  18. So neat Nicki! I also love the archival ink! I have never heard of drywall paint either. Now I have to go on a hunt for some. :)
    Blessings~

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  19. Love this bench. It is really nice. Love that you did the top with a stamp, very cool.

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  20. I love it, Nicki! What a big impact that transformation made to this stool!

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  21. Too cute!
    I wouldn't want to put my feet on there... LOL! Pat

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  22. I love that you stamped it! Stamping is way easier than stenciling. It looks wonderful! :)

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  23. oh, my gosh!!! not bad at all!
    thanks for that idea, that would be great...off to look!

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  24. SOOO cute! I found this on Craftomaniac. Totally pinning it!

    I'm following you now. Come visit!


    Kelly

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  25. Looks just amazing! Beautiful job!

    You are SO creative...Please consider being apart of Miracle Makeover Week for kids with cancer... Met Monday will feature next week...for more on how to create a post for it go to www.designgivesback.com

    love, kelee

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  26. Hi Nicki, I'm in love with this darling stool. Love the tecnique you used with the ink and stamp. I really want to try this! xoxo Debra

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  27. Wow, I totally would have passed up that stool, but it looks awesome now!

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  28. Hi Nicki,
    I love the stool, the stamp printing, so cool, I have to try the paint, its so nice,
    martha

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  29. Well, I love it! I too have a little white stool that is just sitting with a painted white top and it looks pretty boring. time to get stamping.

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  30. so pretty! it looks awesome- i don't usually paint stools- i like to do dressers- but i will have to rethink next time i see one!

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  31. That's beautiful! How large was your stamp?

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  32. Gorgeous! That's a stamp?? I'm amazed.

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  33. I featured your adorable stool today: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/08/time-to-shine-features-no-30-winner.html

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  34. I love the bench! I am amazed by what you can do with a stamp.
    Visiting from A Bowl full of Lemons.

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