Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A before and after white stool makeover and a couple of finds....

So I went to my Vintage Mall today hoping upon hope to find just the perfect stool for my studio...mostly I stand when I work in there but sometimes it's nice to have the option to sit down....I've wanted one of these old Cosco stools forever but they always seem too high priced for me (not that I'm cheap or anything, but, well I really am!) 

Today I saw this "beauty"  for $9.95.....and it's a really old one that is structurally sound, all I needed to do was to tighten a couple of screws and get out my sander. This used to be red, then green, now white. And a former owner's attempt at artwork just didn't cut it for me....:).

So I just added a decal and sanded off the "offending" flowers...



I even added a couple of my favorite stamps to the back of it....
At the same mall I found this awesome green breadbox..........................

and this awesome cutter quilt with gorgeous florals on it...it was a good shopping day for me..
I'm linking up to white wednesday here.
Hope you come over and join in the fun, and don't forget my giveaway (it's 2 posts back.....
 you have until Friday to enter!!!!

14 comments:

stefanie said...

I love that stool, and the stamps....soooo clever!!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wonderful finds! We had a stool just like that in my house when I was a kid except it was yellow. It looks wonderful the way you have fixed it. The breadbox is fabulous, too!
Michelle

A Treasured Past said...

Hmmm, the hand painted artwork is something isn't it haha. It looks so much nicer now, and the book stack and card are so pretty. The bread box is the prefect colour, Tamara x

simmone said...

So glad I found your blog through Tam above(A Treasured Past). Love hearing how you've discovered your goodies, that green bread box is gorgeous.

Amy said...

yes it does look like it was a great shopping day.
Oh you saved that poor stools life.
LOL
What a difference
How do you stand to create? My goodness I would never get anything done if I had to stand, lol
Take care Gail
Amy

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Love your new chair Gail. That´s an awesome find. It looks wonderful with your own stamps on it. Love the bread box and the quilt too. Great finds :o)
xo Tina

T's Daily Treasures said...

Fantastic makeover on the chair and such lovely finds! Enjoy! Best wishes, Tammy

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

That bread box rules the school!!! Perfect green.

Rhonda said...

Love the quilt, I once couldn't sleep one night because I had not purchased a quilt I passed up at an antique store...I went back, you can believe that.

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Gail...so happy I stopped in from WW...love your stool makeover!

The Smith Hotel said...

Great makeover! Love those little stools!

Jody

A Vintage Green said...

You buy exactly the stuff I LOVE. Could it get any better ! Great post.
-Joy

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That stamp is the perfect touch!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love your darling stool! it is so sweet and you found some wonderful treasures!