November 14, 2013

Two Shabby Stools

  I took a few days off after the Fancy Flea and then got right back to work.  First up was a couple of stools that I was excited to tackle



This piano bench was first.  I loved the bark cloth but it was in too bad a shape to salvage...Bummer



Using white craft paint, I stenciled this Paris graphic on tan fabric



Then added plaster flowers to the front of the stool.  Tutorials HERE and HERE

And finished it with clear paste wax followed by dark wax



Next, was this little cutie that has a heavy wrought iron base


I covered it with a pink Paris fabric.  I have done a lot of upholstery so I was surprised at how difficult it was to upholster around the little curves in the stool


I used a wire brush to clean the wrought iron then sprayed it with a matte sealer


Stools sell really well.  I will be putting these in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques and pricing them at $45 for the piano bench and $28 for the cute little wrought iron one


Now I think I'll get up on the cat perch with Billie and enjoy this touch of fall weather


Before it gets back to 85 degrees this weekend


Happy Creating!

  
Carol

38 comments:

Maria Eugenia said...

so lovely works!!! congratulations!!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carol, After you've done your magic, both stools are beautiful. At your very reasonable prices they shouldn't stay long in your booth.
I just fell in love with Billie. What a sweetie!!!
Have a great weekend!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Carol, your stools are divine! I have a soft spot for stools myself, and have recovered and painted a good number of them. Love the stencil. I'm sure they'll sell quickly:)

Createology said...

Each are lovely. The curves on the iron stool look fabulous. Your prices are so reasonable. Blissful Dear...

Kathy said...

HeHe - love your results and 17 to 85 - Oh.My.Gosh!!

Kathy said...

Okay, I don't know where I thought I saw 17. Good gosh, I am glad I was hallucinating!

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

You are a really great creative worker carol, and moreover you're a marvellous pedagogue ! I read with pleasure the tutos about clay (in fact I already read them but I love the way you explain - and I discover something new plaster can be microwaveable !) I think that many of us after reading you are going to their studios with the desire to be more creative.
so thank you another time for all your sharing ! Love so much your stools, ah by the way your prices would suits in France too !!
It rained all last week end so no flea market for me !

xoxo !
Joëlle

lynn said...

love the stencil on the large ben, and the tiny bench is just too sweet, carol! billie looks comfy on another cute bench:) happy weekend!

Kelley said...

Are you going to come visit me on Guam this weekend?! Well, Monday I'm headed to Connecticut. WHAT?! Am I loony?! Billy's a smart one, that cat!

Love the stools! Sooo adorbs!

Kelley~

BECKY said...

Love these, Carol. Sure wish I was a DIY project person!! I've learned that I'm not, except for repurposing small vintage items!!

You are so versatile!!
Hugs,
Becky

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are both great stools, Carol! I love the seat on the taller one and the shape of the little one is different. I picked up two stools {about the same size as yours} at an estate sale this week. I'm in the process of deciding on what fabric to use on the taller of the two.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

amazing transformations. i love the white stenciling...so pretty. well done!

Amy Jo said...

I am sure they will fly out of your booth! I love that little wrought iron stool. It is darling.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Keith@Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

These are so great! I love the rose embellishment on the first one. Thanks for sharing how you did it, my mind is reeling with ideas!

Celestina Marie said...

Carol these stools are awesome. You gave them a new life. I have the iron footstool and did it in toile, but was thinking about changing it to a script fabric.
Love these.
Have a purrrrfect weekend.
Going back up to 80 here again.
Hugs

Celestina Marie said...

Oh and Billie is a darling!!!!
XO

Laurie said...

you have such a good eye for what goes with what, its a true talent, you are a marvel!

Connie said...

Great transformations . . . you certainly know what you're doing.
Trash to gorgeous treasures :)
Keep Smiling,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

NanaDiana said...

Those are both GREAT makeovers! xo Diana

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Both pieces are so beautiful Carol. You do a super job at updating. I love the added roses. SWEET!

Debbie J. said...

You did a beautiful job - these look beautiful. I am so sorry for the bad weather at your flea market.

sissie said...

Carol, I just love little these little stools. They will sell fast!

Hugs
Sissie

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

The two stools turned out so lovely. Wish I had half your talent and ambition! Nancy

GrandmaSoucie said...

Is the tan fabric a linen? I'm looking for just that fabric to make a great niece a little ruffled coat! Thanks, Euna

GrandmaSoucie said...

And BTW! The stools are adorable, of course!

A Paris Flea said...

Billie is just puuurfectly gorgeous...and those two stools are gorgeous also. Great job!!! happiness~~Mickie

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! You did a fabulous job with those stools ... really pretty! Oh man I wish we could have some hot weather ...

Sopa Azul said...

Great job!!! You're very talented. :D

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Are you sure Billie wants you to sell them? Great job as always Carol!!

Bente said...

Oh my, they looks gorgeous.

Hugs from here

Debbiedoos said...

Love it Carol! Glad the weather is purrfect too! You Billie is so cute. I read your blog too every time you post. I have a frozen shoulder and been trying to cut my computer time in half as per doctors orders. Some days I listen, some days I don't LOL!!!Tis the season! XOXO

Teresa said...

Why don't you just admit you're a witch - you even have the cat ;) - existing only to make us feel mere morals?!
Certainly so much creativity can't be of this world!
For me the mere idea of stencil sounds frightful - I must be one of the persons who pin the most "Easiest..." but the courage and vision you have isn't - I repeat - of this world.
You're really a Michelangelo in skirts:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."

You look to those drabs and know you'll make something awesome of it - that's the first magic: your view.

Thank you for sharing, Carol!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I LOVE them both!

Curtains in My Tree said...

beautiful job on all of them

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

It's funny that you should do a post about repurposing these stools cuz I've been eyeballing a small stool in a litle boutique but wondering what I could do with it. Now, I know!! Hopefully, it's still available :)

Btw, I've tried twice to send you an email with some questions regarding a project you did several months ago but they came back undelivered :/

Melodee said...

darling! and that kitty is pretty cute too!

Debbie said...

I have the twin to the stool on the top here at my house. I just covered it with some fabric to go with my bedroom. Now, I want to jazz it up and make it look more like yours.

Louie Donovan said...

What a cute cat and fancy furniture! They are perfect for interior designs like this.

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