Farm House Stool and Wow Us Wednesdays 17

6.01.2011

Wow, this last week has flown by. I guess because I have been so busy, but busy is good. I did manage to squeeze a project in.


I shared this stool a few weeks ago with you. I found this at a flea market for only $8. I knew I could spiffy it up so it came home with me along with another stool that is still sitting in the garage.

This shows the original pine wood and how worn the seat was.

I painted the whole stool with my Old Violet chalk paint and then painted over the seat with the Old White chalk paint.

I sanded it heavily and then waxed with clear and brown waxes.

I love the way this finish turned out.

Here is a look at the legs.

This close up of the pitcher is for Penny. She commented on the one I used when I styled my sister's front porch and I wanted her to see what it looks like without the burlap tied around it.



Still love my Anthropologie towel.





This is where the stool sits in the kitchen.

Now I need to get back to making this house somewhat presentable for Debbie's visit this Friday.
You guys are so smart. Many of you guessed correctly. I am so glad that I will finally meet her in person.

Now I want to see your wows this week! You can link any project, recipe, craft, makeovers, etc. I really need to limit you to two links please. I appreciate the links, but two per person is plenty.

Party guidelines:
Link your intended post and not your whole blog.
ATTENTION: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party post in your blog post or it will not allow you to link till you do. If you find your link deleted then I didn't see a link in your post back to this party. Just add it in and try again. It's only fair that you are getting traffic from my blog and I would appreciate it from your blog, too.
No etsy or advertising links.
Please visit some of the other links and you may find some great inspiration and some new blog friends.
If you are new here I hope you will become a follower.

Joining the following:
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party
The Lettered Cottage  for How to's party

84 comments:

  1. Turned out beautifully, Kim!

    Thanks for hosting!:-)

    Looking forward to hearing about your visit with Debbie.

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  2. That looks fantastic Kim!~ I like how you used the two different colors. I may have to start doing that. Pretty soon I get to see it all live and in color LOL!~ Thanks for hosting.

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  3. I love your pretty kitchen! The stool and sweet tea towel look so perfect...and look at that cute apron on the hook! I love it! ♥

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  4. Love, love, LOVE!!! Your great bargain kitchen stool is so darn cute!!! Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Wow! I really like how the top of your stool turned out! Great job!

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  6. Kim that turned out terrific and much better than the project I am working on!:) Have fun visiting with Debbie!

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  7. OMGoodness Kim, I'm so excited. I found a stool EXACTLY like that at a garage sale that was painted white. It looked like it was used in a man's work shop. I think I may have to strip it and wax it. I LOVE the way yours turned out. Thanks for the inspiration : )
    ~ Deanna

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  8. That looks great- I love your Anthropologie towel too!

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  9. Hi Kimmie! Oh,you're going to have Debbie at your house! I just love her and you'll have to tell her hello from me!
    Now your stool looks great! I would love some of the chalk paint in a soft green. I've seen what's available but it's not the color I want! I love the idea of not having to sand or prime! I'll be patient and wait.
    be a sweetie and thanks for hosing your fun party,
    Shelia;)

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  10. Your stool is so cute and so is your little apron corner! Thanks for another great party!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  11. Love how the pitcher looks on the stool in your kitchen corner... you are so talented and create wonderful things using paint and stains... loved how you used dual color in the stool. Thanks for hosting this fun party for us each week and have a lovely evening!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  12. thanks for the link party,i joined again! so many beautiful projects!! i added you to my blog list too! your stool looks fantastic, gotta love that chalk paint!! susan

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  13. Your stool is wonderful! I was checking out that chalk paint today. Really wish it was more widely available. Great product! Have a fun visit with Debbie!
    Sherry

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  14. Your home is so beautiful Kim! I know I have told you that many times before. Your stool turned out amazing! I love the color. I bet you are so excited to meet Debbie. I hope you 2 chicks have a wonderful time and dont get into to much trouble;) lol

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  15. Kim, I think I have one of these stools in our basement. I should see if I can follow your lead here. ;-)
    Thanks for hosting each week. Have fun with Debbie and her guys. ~ Sarah

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  16. So much loveliness to see!!! i bet you would enjoy my giveaway you creative girl!!!

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  17. I just ordered my chalk paint...I can not wait to receive it and try it out. Thanks for introducing it to me. I have three or four projects I want to re-do!

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  18. Love your stool...and how nice that you and Debbie are getting together. Thanks for hosting...don't work too hard! ~Ann

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  19. I love how the violet peeks through. Your 'new' stool is yet another reason that I NEED to try chalk paint! Thanks for the party! xooxo

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  20. No time for us to get in trouble. She and her family are just popping in for a short visit!

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  21. love the finish on the stool. i just did a farm look on my piece to but i
    didnt use chalk paint. i need to get me some of that paint.

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  22. Hello Kim,

    Great Linky...so many wonderful entries.

    Thanks for hosting and I love your stool. I just received my chalk paint in the mail...love it!!

    Janet xox
    http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thanks for hosting. I might have to add Old Violet to my chalk paint list. That stool looks great.

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  24. I am so excited that you are going to meet Debbie! Her blog is one of my other very favorites!!! That is going to be great :-)

    I also think your stool and the Anthropologie towel is so cute. That is one of my favorite stores. I adore their aprons!

    As always, I think your home is just beautiful!

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  25. Love the way it came out but I really love the pitcher.

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  26. Lovin that stool Kim..
    wow you and deb getting together.. Now thats gonna be FUN~! have a great time and take lots of pics for us...


    xoxoxo
    Sonny

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  27. your stool is so nice! It looks so great where you have it positioned!

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  28. I love the finish on your stool -- as always! The cute towel gives me an idea. I need one myself!

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  29. Your stool is darling Kim~ love the towel too. Thanks for hosting! :)

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  30. Kim, The stool turned out great! Love the finish on it. Thank you for hosting.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  31. Darling stool! You have inspired me to paint mine that is sitting in my storage shed collecting dust. Thanks for hosting the party!

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  32. Love your stool, Kim...so pretty! That chalk paint really seems to lend itself to distressing! Happy week!...hugs..Debbie

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  33. Hi Kim. Thanks for hosting the party. The stool turned out marvelous.

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  34. Your stool turned out awesome! I love it in your kitchen, it's so cute and so are the pretty kitchen towels. I wanted to join your great party, but I'm having trouble lonking it, I've done all I could. Anyway, I'm going to visit some friends right now! Lots of hugs. FABBY

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  35. Hi Kim, your stool turned out real cute! I haven't done a furniture makeover in a long time, but I'm starting to get the itch! Thanks for hosting such a great blog party! Lots of great things to see and learn from your site and the participants. Bess

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  36. I like the stool, Kim. You are always doing something neat with you things :)

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  37. SoOOooOo cute!
    Still have to order my chalk paint. What am I waiting for??????
    :)

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  38. I love what you've done with the stool, Kim! My chalk paint is being shipped as I write this. Can't wait til it arrives... hope I can make things as pretty as you do :) Thanks for hosting!!

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  39. I like what you've done with your stool! I just know you do all this even in your sleep! haha.

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  40. The week is going by fast with the long holiday. Love the way the stool turned out. What a cute towel too. Thanks for hosting :)

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  41. This has been the perfect opportunity to share pictures from our recent stay at Quinta Don Jose. I love to share the art and decor of a popular B&B in Tlaquepaque, Mexico.
    Thanks for hosting!!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  42. Kim, love the stool! You did a great job. I am going to have to get some of that chalk paint!!
    Jane

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  43. I love the stool! You are so creative to use the wax finish and the chalk paint, you really inspire me Kim! Thanks for hosting.

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  44. Love the stool. It turned out wonderful. It looks perfect sitting in the corner with your aprons. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  45. Kim, that stool is fantastic!!! Thanks for showing me the pitcher....I love it!
    Penny

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  46. The stool looks incredible and I am loving that pitcher! Everything you do is just lovely!! Thanks for hosting! Christie

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  47. That stool came out so great! thanks for hosting the link party.

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  48. The stool looks so great, Kim you are really talented!!

    I am hosting A New very Exciting $250 Giveaway from Tracy Porter

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  49. The bench turned out so pretty, Kim. And how exciting for you to meet Debbie in person. Have fun!...Christine

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  50. Love, love, love the barstool. Thanks for the mini tutorial.

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  51. All your energy and talent...wish I could get you to paint a few things for me. And how do you keep that pretty red and white striped rug so clean in the kitchen?

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  52. Love it, Kim !! And, the pitcher perched on top looks great. You really are enjoying the chalk paints, aren't you ... fabulous !! xo

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  53. And, thank you so much for hosting !!

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  54. Love the stool. Exactly what I am looking for, I need to start shopping at vintage places more. Now, I'm really happy for you two, but sad... You get to meet Debbie and she gets to meet you! I must say I'm a little jealous! Have fun, I know you will.

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  55. Hi Kim, I love your cute stool! It looks great with the white chalk paint,and i love all your aprons too!!Thanks for hosting.

    Kathy

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  56. I like your pics of the stool, towel and pitcher. Looks great in your kitchen~thanks for hosting!

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  57. The chair looks great. Nice color combination. Anthropologie towels are so adorable. I want to buy one every time I go in! Thanks for hosting!
    Linda

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  58. Kim, I really like the look you went for with the stool. Its looks great in the corner with your Anthro towel, ( yours is one of my favorites from there, I have the french shop scene with the bike, don't you just love them). I also love the rooster hooks used to hold the aprons. Love the finished vignette in the corner! As always, thanks for hosting......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  59. oohhhh I love it and I love it in that little corner!! It was made for that spot.

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  60. The stool looks great, especially with two different colors and the distressing. I particularly like the picture of it with the pitcher and the aprons hanging behind it. It's a fab vignette!

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  61. Thank you, I got it! It's my first time, I didn't know about this party, otherwise I would have your link in my post already...next time for sure. I don't know if I can go back now and place it, I'm not the computer savvy type! Very sorry and thank you for leting me know. Lots of hugs.
    FABBY

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  62. Love tea towels. They add the perfect touch to everything.

    This Sunday I'm hosting a "Where do you keep it all?" party. I hope you'll join in the fun.

    - The Tablescaper

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  63. KIM that stool turned out perfect!!
    I gotta get some of that there Chalk paint!

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  64. Great job on the stool. I like your dish towel too.

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  65. Hi Kim! I'm your newest follower! I LOVE your blog and your new stool so creative! I linked up 2 projects I hope you like them! You can find me here:
    http://onestopbabygifts.blogspot.com

    Thanks for hosting the party.. I'm new to all this blogging but I hope to learn as I go from all of you wonderful crafters!

    Lilli

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  66. What a great stool - it's awesome, Kim!!

    Hope you're having a good week & thanks for hosting :O)

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  67. The stool is just lovely Kim! Especially sitting in the corner with the pitcher on it! Thank you for hosting the party!

    Heather

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  68. Great job on that $8.00 stool...thanks for sharing how you did that...Amazing transformation...love that little birdie towel and your collection of vintage inspired aprons too! Makes your kitchen feel extra cheerful :) Thanks for hosting!

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  69. Thank you so much for hosting the lovely party again.
    Your stool turned out great. I really like how you used two colors of chalk paint. Love your Anthro tea towel. I have a couple too and love them.
    Thank you again for hosting.

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  70. It sure turned out great, Kim. I love the way you paint things and the finish you get.

    Nancy

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  71. Love how your stool turned out Kim!
    I've been contemplating getting some chalk paint but can't decide on a color. I have a few pieces I'd really love to try it on.
    I can't remember if you tried the sample size I think its 1Litre pots?
    Would you think that is enough to test on a small project ?
    Thanks
    Michele

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  72. Michelle, I have never had any sample pots. I just have the quarts. I am sure a sample size would be plenty for a small project. It may even be enough for a larger project. This paint goes a very long way. I did two chests and the mantel and the two bookcases with one quart and had some left over.

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  73. I loved how you aged the stool.

    Dee

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  74. I swear woman! Everything you touch is just money!

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  75. I love how your stool now matches the purple flowers on your Anthropologie towel! Cute!

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  76. LOVE all the info this week!
    Wow!

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  77. I love how the stool turned out, Kim! And I can't wait to hear all about your visit with Debbie...SO fun!!

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  78. Love this -- beautiful and thrifty. Well done! :)

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  79. It still amazes (and delights) me how you can take a simple, wooden stool and turn it into a work of art. Just love it.

    Thanks for letting me link up late in WMW. I added your link to my post and now I am all hooked up with ya. :)

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  80. Love that Anthropologie towel!

    Thanks so much for hosting! I am always WOWed by the awesome bloggers & their creativity!

    Wendy
    www.designedtodwell.blogspot.com

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