3.02.2011

Wow us Wednesdays 4 and New Life for a Stool

Welcome to Wow Us Wednesdays 4. My my the weeks are flying by. We must be having fun. I always say time flies when you're having fun.


This is a little paint project I worked on the same time as the corbels. I like to work on several things at once while the house is a mess. Then I can get it all cleaned up and in order until next time.
This stool had the faux needlepoint fabric on the cushion so you can just use your imagination since I don't have a picture of it. I have had this stool for many many years and I recovered the original cushion a while back, but left the base dark.


Now we are ever so much better looking in our new creamy white color and some distressing.








I believe this toile is by Waverly. I bought this long time ago so I'm not sure.


 Now it resides in the sun room.

This was a very simple project. I used Krud Kutter to take the shine off the base and then just painted with Behr paint with primer in the color cotton knit. Then I took some sand paper and knocked off some paint in a few places to distress it. I screwed the cushion back on and voila. 

Now it is your turn to Wow us this week. I am tickled that the number of party goers is growing, but it also means I don't have enough hours in the week to comment on each and every one. I wish I did. I am looking at each one though and writing down a few to feature each week so always come back and see if you were featured.
I'm joining A Beach Cottage for Good Life Wednesdays party
Also joiningThe Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday

Party Guidelines:

Please link up your intended post and not just your blog home page.  Please please put a link or my party button in your post so others can find it and join in. The button is on my sidebar.
Take time to visit a few other participants and maybe find some new blogs to enjoy.
I hope if you are new here you will become a follower.
No advertising, please.

Some people still are not adding a link back to the party. This helps others to easily find the party you have joined. They may decide that they would like to share something, too so please add a link in your post.

95 comments:

  1. Kim,

    Love love the stool! You amaze me with your talents! Great job!!

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  2. Kim, The stool is adorable and perfect for your sunroom. I love all the pillows on your sofa.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  3. Love your project. Just the style that I love for my home. Thank you for hosting this fun linky party.

    Danielle

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  4. Wonderful change Kim. Perfect for your sun room.

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  5. Love your redo. The fabric is wonderful.
    ~Heidi

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  6. oh so pretty! I love it! goes well in your sun room!

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  7. Really love that little stool! I think I might have passed over several of those at yard sales, not realizing how cute it could be. I'll be on the lookout now! Thanks for hosting us again this week Kim.
    Andrea
    p.s. can't wait to see what you think of our dining room

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  8. Kim the stool is so cute, I love the sisal rug where did you get it.. I'm not sure what's going on with the link but it's running into your side bar.. is it on your end or mine????

    Pattie

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  9. Kim, your "new" stool is awesome! I love the fabric you chose ... it's perfect for your gorgeous sunroom! I'm seriously going to start attacking pieces with paint, thanks to you! Thanks for hosting and letting me play. *Becca*

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  10. This is a beautiful view of your sunroom! The green walls add so much, and your new stool looks sensational. You're just amazing!

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  11. Great project. Beautiful.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  12. I LOVE your beautiful stool...You did a magnificent job of transforming it!!! I LOVE the material you used... I hope my post that I'm linking is appropriate today. BUT let me tell you I did a LOT of "WOW" when I saw this little guy looking for spring and I NEED to share him with everyone!!!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  13. Great job on the stool Kim! Thanks for hosting your party.

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  14. The stool turned out so darling! I have an ottoman that I need to recover desperately!

    bee blessed
    mary

    Thanks for letting me come to the party!

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  15. Kim, your sun room update looks great. I totally agree, as long as you are making a mess, do as much as you can. Been doing some of that myself. Thanks for hosting!

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  16. There's only one word for the little stool, well actually two words, Absolutely Charming!

    Cindy

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  17. I LOVE what paint can do!!! Your sun room is so...sunny! :)

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  18. I never get tired of toile -- what a pretty pattern! A delightful makeover!

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  19. Kim, your photos always make me swoon! How gorgeous is that room, white sofa, floral chairs, and a toille footstool! My kind of room. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party on this fine Wednesday, I'm so happy to participate! xoxo tami

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  20. Love your fabric choice for the pretty stool!

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  21. I love the way your stool turned out, Kim! I have the same one! Yes, It would be fun if a group of the neighborhood gals could head out antiquing together! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  22. Kim what a cute stool I love it, and you found the perfect spot for it! The sun room looks great! Martina

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  23. The stool looks great, Kim. I love red toile! Very pretty in the sunroom, too.

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  24. The stool looks great, Kim. You are really an expert at the whole painting and distressing thing. I'm working on a chair now, after seeing all your wonderful projects. Linda

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  25. Loving the stool. It looks great in the sunroom. Hugs, Ginger

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  26. What a darling stool... white and red toile! I just love it! I am working on a sofa table. My dear husband did all the sanding, boy was that a big job! I'll have to look into KRUD KUTTER. Sounds like it would be a whole lot easier!!!
    I am off to see all the WOW'S!
    Yvonne

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  27. Hey Kim...I love your stool and your sunroom. The pillows on the sofa are just perfect. Is your sofa from IKEA? If so can you tell me how it's wearing? Also thanks so much for hosting Wow us Wednesday. I have met so many new people...and look forward to seeing what everyone is doing. Take care ~ Ann

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  28. I love your sunroom, we could all use a little more of that. The stool looks wonderful with the new coat of paint and that goregoues toile. Great job!

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  29. I love that stool. I have been looking for one a little taller and had plans to do it exactly like yours...chippy paint, red toile fabric. I actually found the perfect one at the flea market last weekend but someone grabbed it before me. Lesson learned...don't wait for teenage daughter to get out of bed to go to the flea market!

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  30. Perfection, Kim. It looks perfect for the sunroom and those little grands are going to love pushing and pulling this around. ;-)
    ~ sarah

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  31. This stool is just adorable..and your sunroom has ALWAYS been one of my favorite rooms in Blogland.:)

    I've noticed that I mostly have cooking to link with..no one else is linking food. Are you sure it's ok with you if I do? This time, it's beer bread and sooo good. If I need to stop, please just tell me.
    hugs, bj

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  32. Kim,

    That stool is so pretty and looks so nice in that room! Well done!

    Pam

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  33. You did a wonderful job, Kim. And I am loving your sunroom!

    XO,
    Jane

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  34. Thanks for hosting, as always, and I love the little stool. I still have such a soft spot for toile. Used it in my daughter's nursery - so classic and timeless!

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  35. Perfect for Leila! So pretty Kim you are good.

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  36. Hi Kim,
    Your little stool turned out so cute! I have the same toile fabric and I love it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  37. Love yourt little stool, Kim! I love most things toile. I have it on my kitchen chairs.
    I like it painted white. goes great in the sun room.

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  38. You did a beautiful job with your toile stool. It is perfect for your sunroom. What a lovely room!

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  39. Kim, you have more ideas than anyone. I like how all of your ideas are do-able and for real life.
    That little stool is a keeper!

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  40. Kim ~ your sunroom is worthy of being in a catalog! PB! Ballard Designs! Love the touches of red, and your re-loved stool is beautiful!

    xoxo laurie

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  41. Wow Kim!
    You really Wowed me! I love the stool and the toile fit's just perfectly! You talented gal you!
    Love that sunroom, it's just superb!
    Thanks for hostessing too,
    Cindy

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  42. Kim, im so glad that i recently found your blog, i get so excited waiting to see what you are going to post, kind of like a child xmas morning. I love your sunroom and the stool you made over is absolutely adorable and is all wrapped up in one of my all time favorite fabrics.
    thanks for sharing. Hopefully soon I will come up with something to join in this party you are having.
    hugs
    janet

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  43. Your stool turned out great Kim. I think I had that same stool, but don't know where it went. If only I had thought to paint it and recover it! I like how it tucks under the coffee table.
    Wishing I had something to Wow you with at your Wow Us Wednesday, I love to see what the other participants come up with. ~Delores

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  44. Daaang, you sunroom is gorgeous! I love everything you do.
    ~Barb~

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  45. I LOVE that room...love it!

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  46. I am seriously in love with your toile foot stool!

    Jo

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  47. Hi Kim!

    The stool has a new life. It goes perfectly with your room and the pillows. You can never have too many stools. Cute! I just worked on a stool my MIL/FIL gave me, tonight.

    Thanks for hosting! I have not been over in awhile so it will be fun to see all the projects shared. :) ~M

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  48. The stool looks so beautiful and it looks perfect in your beautiful sun room. I'm joining the party this week, thanks so much for hosting.

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  49. There's just something so classic about toile! Turned out beautifully!

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  50. Kim your stool turned out perfect for your lovely sunroom.. like the rest of your house it could be the cover of a magazine.. thank you for WUW.. I love looking at what everyone is doing. Your blog is amazing!! I have a friend who doesn't follow blogs but she looks at yours.

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  51. Oh Kim, it's so pretty. You are always such an inspiration. I've never heard of Krud Kutter, but it sure sounds like something I need to get! Thank you for hosting. laurie

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  52. Hi Kim! I love LOVE that stool! It looks like it was meant to be there all along. :-) I would love to link up my daughter's new light fixture but the post has a giveaway at the end and I wasn't sure how you felt about that??? Thanks!
    Vanessa

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  53. Oh Kim, what a beautiful sunroom and your stool looks amazing. A great addition to your sunroom. Thanks for hosting.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  54. Hi Kim, That is the cutest bench!!

    Kathy

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  55. Just perfect by your other table and great colors for the sun room.

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  56. Hi Kim! I absolutely love how you transformed that adorable little bench! It is just perfect in your beautiful sunroom! The de-shining product you used is new to me, I'll have to go pick some up. Thanks for hosting today!

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  57. your sunroom is oh so pretty and this little stool makes a lovely addition...new follower here...thanks for hosting!

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  58. Love the stool! Thanks for hosting!

    dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

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  59. Hi Kim!
    The stool looks wonderful and so perfect in your sunroom!

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  60. What a beautiful stool! You did a great job! I didn't have a WOW this week...I was spending my evening with my honey! But I will look at some of the links to get ideas! Hugs! ♥

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  61. Precious little stool, Kimmie! Love the fabric you've used too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  62. Beautiful job on the stool redo and I think it looks wonderful next to your coffee table! Thank you so much for hosting this fun party! I'll be back next week for sure! I'm off to visit some of these talented friends who have joined in today!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  63. Would love for you to add your party thumbnail to my parties page.
    DaNita

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  64. Love the stool!

    Happy Wednesday!! I am blog hopping today and decided to stop by your blog.

    Please stop by and say hello and even become a follower (if you aren't already) at either of my blogs:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    Jessicas Lil Corner is where I blog about life and family at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    Have a blessed Wednesday!! :0)

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  65. Your stool turned out wonderfully, Kim...looks like a perfect little seat for grandkids, to play at the table!

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  66. I hope to have some new projects soon so I can start linking up again!

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  67. Happy Wednesday! Your chair looks great.

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  68. Creamy white and red toile....how perfect is that?
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  69. Hi Kim! this is my first time here and first time linking up to your party! thank you so much for hosting.
    I love your living room, and your stool turned out just adorable. I look forward to looking at more of your projects!

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  70. Just discovered all the goodies here...WOW!
    Such a inviting living room and love the new table.
    Blessings ;-)

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  71. I'm gonna be at this party for awhile! There are so many lovely entries. I entered my finally finished Antique Silverware Molds Knockoff #153. Thanks for hosting!

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  72. Hi Kim! I just came back over and linked up...thanks so much! :-)
    Vanessa

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  73. I am obsessed with Toile fabric! Love your stool :) Thanks for hosting these parties!!

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  74. Well, I am probably the last one to comment..I was hard at work all day...but...here I am now AND your stool is lovely. Red toille is one of my favorites. I tried to buy a set of red toille loveseats when a friend moved because she was thinking about selling them...but DARN HER she decided to keep them. LOVE your little stool, Kim.

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  75. That footstool is so cute. The chippy white is so perfect with the red toile. I'm crazy for toile and plan to use it more in the next house. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was flattered because I know you are super busy now that you have such a huge following & sponsors. And yes, I can't wait to move closer to that sweet little baby & all the others, too.
    CAS

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  76. I love everything you did with the stool from the paint finish to the choice of fabric! Makes my heart skip a few beats!! Thanks for hosting a great party!!!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  77. The stool looks fabulous! Love the fabric, thanks for hosting - I linked up this week!

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  78. Nicely done stool, good quality work.
    God Bless

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  79. Gorgeous Kim! Love the red toile. I just love the whole room!!

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  80. Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful variety of posts! I will enjoy browsing through over the next several days. Things are really busy around here right now with the Historic Tyler Home Tour coming up the end of the month. I have to say, at this point... I am ready to make it to the finish line. LOL!

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  81. Your distressed stool is so cute, Kim. I like your chosen fabric too...Christine

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  82. Hi Kim~ Your stool is darling!! I love the fabric and the distressed finish- I am late to the party and sharing an older post this week- I am so behind on blogging!! Thanks for hosting! :)

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  83. Kim Adorable little stool. Love the toile. I'll bet it won't be long till a grandchild claims it for her own. How on earth do you find time to do so many projects? You are Wonder Woman!!!

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  84. Wow Kim your party has really grown, congratulations! All of your hard work is paying off. And I love your stool, the toile is perfect and I really love the paint color!

    Kat :)

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  85. I keep starting sentences to my husband with "Kim has something similiar and it looks so much better painted". He doesn't even ask who Kim is anymore...he knows that you are the person who tempts me to paint everything in the house. I have a piano bench that would look so good like this.

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  86. This turned out perfectly! You always do such a wonderful job!

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  87. Ok you would swear we repainted and upholstered the same stool. have a look. I am entry # 186, The discovery of a stool. My Material is different thank. Thank the stars or you would think I am a copy cat. I have just become a new follower. Glad to have found your blog
    Caroline

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  88. love the stool and your sun room!

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  89. I love your sun room. it looks very relaxing!
    I've just linked up for the first time. thanks for hosting
    cheers Fiona from Lilyfieldlife.blogspot.com

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  90. Love your project it is so cute! Your sunroom is very pretty I cannot wait to complete mine........thanks for hosting the party!
    Sherry

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  91. Very nice! Thanks for hosting I linked up.
    xo,
    Sena

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  92. I love this stool. Beautiful! This is my first time here, and although a little late, I'm linking up 2 projects. Can't wait to check out the amazing projects here. Thanks for hosting.

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  93. Absolutely adorable Kim, love the stool. Hope to see you at MDC. I have an online shop now, would love for you to have a look. Take care Anu!

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  94. GREAT idea!!! I might give this a go!

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