The Farm Stool

1.28.2012

I want to share how I painted the stool in the powder room. I purchased this stool last year at a flea market for eight dollars. It was just stained wood and covered in scratches. I knew I could improve it.

This is what it looked like after the first paint treatment I gave it. I used ASCP in Old Violet on the legs and Old White on the seat. Lots of distressing and it was waxed.

I thought I would add more color to it to work in the new powder room design. I had these two samples on hand and was dying to use these colors.

These are very bright colors right out of the jar. These are Antibes green and Arles.

All I did was brush the Antibes green on all over the stool.

After the green was dry I then just brushed the Arles (yellow) on in different spots here and there. I wanted to create the look of many layers of old paint showing after years of wear and several times of being painted another color.

Then I sanded it heavily in different places that I felt would have worn off over time.
Here you can see the Old Violet and the original wood showing.





The most common spot to get worn are the rungs where most people put their shoes on when sitting on a  stool so they were distressed heavier especially the bottom rungs.

After all the sanding I then waxed it with clear and dark waxes and buffed when dry.

Now the stool has the worn farm style look and is serving as a table in its new life.

If you missed the powder room reveal you can see it here.

Have a wonderful weekend!
The sun is finally shining here!

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65 comments:

  1. That turned out great.The colors bring a nice pop of color to that bathroom.

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  2. Excellent job! When I saw the reveal the other day, I thought the stool was vintage (you had me fooled!)
    Dee Dee

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  3. Hi Kim,
    Great makeover!
    What a big difference from the before, it looks like a different stool!! Well done!
    Yay!! for the sunshine!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  4. Great stool and makes a super table. Love the new finish. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Love the layers of color! I'm working with some Arles now on a piece and it is a gorgeous color.

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  6. Lovin' the layers of colors, Kim. Very creative :)

    Smiles from,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois
    @Whycuzican
    ~Visiting from my Dashboard

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  7. You certainly chose the right colors. The yellow & green are great! Of course, you have a knack for painting furniture pieces too.

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  8. What a great job you did on the stool. I love all the layering of colors. I have a black stool that I'm going to paint with AS Moroccan Orange soon.

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  9. Wonderful job....it sure does look like an aged piece !!

    I don't have any place near me where I can get ASCP, I am dying to try it...

    Glad the sun came out, miserable day here the sun will be back tomorrow :)

    Kathy :)

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  10. ok, so this might inspire me to redo my bar stools! But I would have to pick a different color. Great idea.

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  11. Fun choice of colors for the layering, Kim. :-)

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  12. Great finish on the stool! I would have never known it wasn't the original look.

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  13. Happy sigh. That is so gorgeous with all the colours bleeding through at wear points. Sunshine here too for awhile today.

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  14. Kathy, since I can't comment back to you through email maybe you will come back and see this. You can order the paint on line. I have a sponsor on my sidebar(Robyn Story Designs)that you can click on.

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  15. Love the stool! You did a great job!

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  16. It turned out so great! Love those colors! hugs, Linda

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  17. Love it! Turned out so cute. Where did you get your chalk paint?

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  18. Oh, the wonders of chalk paint! Love the green and how it looks against the beadboard.

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  19. Cute makeover! That was a good idea to use those sample jars that way. It definitely adds a pop of color in your bathroom.

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  20. Love it Kim and green and yellow are such happy colors.

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  21. Great job, Kim! The colors you chose and the way you distressed it are perfect in the powder room. You really have an eye for this. XO, Pinky

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  22. It looks perfectly imperfect. Nice colors.

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  23. Kim I love the way that stool turned out, the colors go so well together! Enjoy your weekend!

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  24. I love it! I have that same tea towel.

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  25. Love it! Reminds me of a stool I had in my classroom when I first began teaching. ;-)

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  26. Great improvement, paint really give it a new life. From engagement rings

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  27. I love it, Kim...really love the color. I have a question for you though. When you have already waxed it once with the AS Chalk paint can you still just paint over it later without any prep work? No sanding, priming, anything? And the paint just adheres right over the old wax job? xo Diana

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  28. Okay. I know that I am risking sounded a little strange. But, I have been a follower of your blog since April of last year and this stool is my FAVORITE makeover you have ever done!!! lol Seriously, I love it. If you come home and find it missing you better send the police to my house. Love.:)

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  29. Love these bright colors! such a cute piece. :)

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  30. Great colors, Kim. It's so cheerful and really makes a nice look by the basin.
    Have a great weekend,
    Babs

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  31. The stool looks great! I am a fan of white and use it often but it is so nice to add a dash of color somewhere! It's the perfect fit by that sink and will be nice to move around whenever you want some color or just need a small spot for something special. great choice of color combination too!
    Lorraine

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  32. Using my Dad's computer so I could get on and see what you've been up to, gotta get my Kim fix...and love the stool!

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  33. Great job! Love when a little paint here and there create a master piece.

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  34. That is so cute. You make it look so easy.

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  35. Now Kim, that is just turned out perfect! I love the look, the colors are wonderful, just a winner! You keep amazing me with all you do!

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  36. I love that stool. I bought that green and can't wait to use it! I didn't realize I could buy sample jars of these colors, good to know!

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  37. That stool turned out absolutely great!! Love it. bessings ~ tanna

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  38. What a creative project. Your stool looks fabulous, and authentically vintage!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~ Wendi ~

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  39. Hi Kim...love how the stool turned out...the re-do of the guest bath is lovely....love that farmhouse look and ofcourse I love the red check rug....I am still debating on side panels for my FR....can't decide on the red and white buffalo check or black and white....just putting them on either side of the wall of French doors....Any thoughts since you have seen the room? Would actually love to find brown and white check..

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  40. REally nice and love the dish towel.

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  41. Kim, it turned out great and don't you just love that AS Chalk paint! I know I do! It added a perfect pop of color, I'm in love that bathroom!
    Debbie

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  42. What a great transformation! I love the purple, of course, but the new colors really give it a wow in your bathroom. Great job!

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  43. I just love it and as you know Antibes Green is a fav of mine. The stool is just the right amount of color pop for the room:)

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  44. The stool turned out great!..Just bought my very first can of ASCP and doing a small project this weekend. I am also looking forward to taking the ASCP painting classes to learn all the various techniques...

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  45. This looks perfect with the new look in your powder room. Love it.
    Laura

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  46. I love the colors you used Kim. I want to get some Arles...

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  47. Adorable! Love it. I will distress almost anything that will take paint. It just gives it such a well loved look.

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  48. Kim,

    You know I am a sucker for any project with ASCP!
    Your stool looks fab..well done. I love how you are not afraid to just 'go for it'.

    janet xox

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  49. What a fun mix of colors Kim. I love that little stool!

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  50. Hi Kim
    Lovley colours and a really great Job :)
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  51. You're doing great things with color- sun here too, BEACH even!

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  52. Oh my, yes you are a genius painter of furniture! I just love this little stool!

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  53. You rock!! I love how the stool turned out. Fabulous work, Kim!

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  54. Oh, this really turned out perfect!

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  55. This was just lovely, but with all of the painting we all do to change things, has anyone spray painted those matchsticks blinds that usually comes in natural colors. Thinking of spraying them lightly in cream..........?!? Thanks so much,
    Kathy

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  56. I love the way the stool turned out! Haven't tried the chalk paint but would like to. Looking forward to following your blog.

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  57. Kim....seriously you have big talent with your painting! I am reading backwards here so I can't wait to see the bath reveal!

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  58. I have a stool in my kitchen and havent even thought about painting or anything,, thanks for the inspiration. Thinking maybe a deep red color.

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  59. You really have become an artist with your painting. This looks perfect! Love the towel too.

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  60. Oh my gosh, that looks amazing! I love the green - I don't think I would be brave enough to buy that color (so far I have stuck to the very safe ASCP colors!) but the way you combined them looks so good, maybe I will break out of my comfort zone!

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  61. Love how the stool turned out Kim. Great color choices.

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  62. Just catching up...

    It turned out nice and bright in your new powder room! Cute!

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