Monday, June 7, 2010

Stool redo

Hi Everyone
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Our oldest daughter and grandson were home for part of the weekend, so our weekend was fabulous!! Just can't get enough of that sweet little Ezra!
Wanted to share with you a project I whipped out this morning.
I have had this cute little stool for years and when I got it I loved it. My taste and style of decorating have changed through the years and although I still like this little stool, It was time for a change.
So I got out a few supplies:


Took apart the stool

Used this handy Deglosser I love this stuff!!
You rub it all over the wood and it roughs it up enough to paint without sanding.


Then I took it all outside and painted it with my favorite Rustoleum Universal satin black paint



While this was drying, I took the fabric cover and a million staples off of the stool base to reveal only the wood and foam.
I carefully measured my fabric and made sure it was centered and then began stapling it into place



I made sure the paint was dry (waiting maybe 10 min cuz I am very impatient) and put the stool back together



To reveal this finished project:



The entire thing took less than an hour. Pulling out the staples took the longest.
It would be even quicker if you just covered over the existing fabric but since my fabric was lighter than the existing one I did not feel that was the best option.
I love how this turned out and it cost me virtually nothing since I used things I already had around the house.
I will be linking this up to the following parties:
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UndertheTableandDreaming Fine Craft Guild
The Girl CreativeMaking

29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, OMG what a transformation! Great job Debbie, excellent! Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

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  2. I love this, Debbie! I have a little round stool that I know I have to update and I think maybe this weekend {because I'm having project withdrawal} I may tackle it. Love that fabric! I have to get some of that deglosser; I've been reading all about it in blogland and it seems like a good thing to have on hand.

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  3. It looks great - I'm gonna have to get some of the deglosser. I'm so glad you had fun with Ezra, lucky you! My biz is going pretty well. I have an appt. Wed. to get going on the master bedr. of my client from about a month ago. BTW, would you link up this darling project with my new Fabric Fun Thursday party ;)?

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  4. Debbie,
    It looks awesome and I just realized it matches your blog perfect! Both are beautiful! Thanks for the great tutorial pictures!!
    I have to tell you Ezra is the sweetest name! Is it a family name? Hope you are having a great week!
    Wendy

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  5. Oh, Debbie, I LOVE it!! Great job!
    Suzanne

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  6. Gorgeous! I made some pillows for my front porch out of some fabric that looks exactly like this.

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  7. Debbie that looks awesome! I really like the fabric too...matches your blog:) You know what you like....

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  8. Never heard of "Deglosser". No sanding? Now that is amazing. But what is more amazing is that you did this in one hour! Got to hand it to ya, you've got the touch.

    Isn't being a grandma the best?!

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  9. I love the transformation of the stool it's perfect! And oh my gosh there is a product out there that I can use instead of sanding, what a great discovery! I will have to try it out on my t.v. entertainment center/pool toy holder. And thanks for visiting my blog!

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  10. Saw this on Anything Related and WOW...just gorgeous!

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  11. Fan-flippin-tastic! In a morning? Wow! I've got to get into spray painting. I'm pretty OCD with wood projects - strip, sand, prime, brush. But I'm seeing all over people just spraypainting.

    I've always wondered about deglossers. I have the perfect piece to try it on. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the fabric!

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  13. Great idea! It looks gorgeous. And you make it look so easy to do :)

    Just popped over from All Thingz Related...

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  14. Looks awesome! Great transformation! Amazing what you can do with a little paint and some fabric in a short period of time!!

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  15. I love this stool. The fabric is so pretty! Girl, you are amazing!
    P.S. head over to my blog. I am having a giveaway! http://creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway.html
    Have a blessed day. Cindy

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  16. Beautiful! I LOVE damask print -- and I love it on your foot rest! ~ Hopped over from Anything Related ~

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  17. Gorgeous!!! I Love it! You did an amazing job.

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  18. Love that fabric! I have to get some of that deglosser; I've been reading all about it in blogland and it seems like a good thing to have on hand.
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  19. That's a totally cute stool!!!!

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  20. Wow, it looks fantastic! I love that fabric and black paint always makes everything look richer.

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  21. Looks FABULOUS! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  22. What a fabulous transformation. The black and the fabric is gorgeous! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are having a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  23. Great redo!!! I love the fabric and the colors!!!

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  24. Thanks for linking with me ;). *hugs*

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  25. Debbie, I love what you did with the stool. I cam over from Kim's party, and I'm glad that I did. What a great look. You, my dear, are such a decorator. You have now coordinated your stool to match the background of your blog.

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  26. Thank you for contributing this to http://www.FineCraftGuild.com's DIY Tutorial Linky Party.

    It's beautiful and well presented.

    If you have a new & equally wonderful tutorial you wish to share with us this week, come on over. We just opened a new linky party for this week's greatest talented artisans out there! (and you are one of them ;-0)

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  27. What a fabulous transformation. Deglosser is a huge time saver isn't it?

    Did you pre-treat the black and white fabric with Scotch Guard? As a stool, I would be hesitant to use light colored fabrics with out the back up of a good stain/dirt guard.

    Warm regards,

    Devon Delaney
    http://www.homescapefurnishing.com/

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  28. Had to come back & say hi! I've added your stool to my Feature Friday today. Again - love the black & white!

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  29. Super cute stool. I have craft envy. I want to be crafting, but just don't have the time between a one year old, two year old, full time job and some freelance writing on the side. But one day, oh yes, one day, I will be crafty like you! Thanks for the inspiration.

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