Farm Stool For Little Hands

4.08.2013

Most of y'all know I keep one of my granddaughters one to two times a week when needed while mommy and daddy work. Well, I had been looking for a little stool for her to sit on and color at the coffee table in the sun room where we hang out.

 This is the way it looked when I found it. Someone had painted it a dark green and had sanded where the white came through. It was only $12 and I knew I could give it the look and color I wanted.



 The first coat is Aubusson Annie Sloan chalk paint and I put a little vaseline on the really worn spots so they would stay that way.

 After the stool was painted blue it got a coat of Emperor's Silk, also ASCP. Then I sanded it to let the blue show through, but it still wasn't finished.

 Last coat was Arles ASCP. Then some sanding and some clear wax and done.


Now she is getting potty trained so the stool comes in handy for her to reach the sink to wash her hands

or to sit and color.

I was going to reveal the guest room today, but Mr. Savvy put some joint compound that he had out on some holes in the walls, thinking he was helping, and I have to paint them before I can take pictures.
Coming soon.

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32 comments:

  1. Adorable little stool ! It really looks worn and sweet! Perfect for little feet!

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  2. Oh that little stool is so much cuter than the plastic "Elmo" stool I had for my granddaughter!...Love the colors and I am sure Leila loves her very own stool that Grandma made for her!

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  3. Such a sweet stool and the paint color is so pretty with the red shining through! Hope you'll come share at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  4. Very cute, Kim, and I'll bet she loves her little stool! My granddaughter thinks all the little stools in my house are for her. : ) We are also starting potty training and I picked up a Princess potty at Walmart last week so she has one here.

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  5. Cute, cute stool.
    Mary Alice

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  6. What a sweet little stool!Love all the colors peeking through!Can't wait to see your reveal :-)
    xx
    Anne

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  7. How sweet. I have been on the look out for a wee stool as well. We now have a Bella, she's 4 and needs that extra boost to reach the tap in the bathroom as well.
    Your little stool is beautiful! Now the hunt is really on!!!
    Happy Monday.
    Hugs, Gee

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  8. That is a perfect sweet little stool for sure!
    Well done! Bet she loves it.

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  9. Great little stool and I love all the layers of colors. I do think we need a picture of that sweet little girl here soon, too! On another note, don't you LOVE it when the hubby tries to "help"? Hope to see the room in a day or so. xo Diana

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  10. Kim,
    Love this sweet little stool. Love the layers of colors. Can't wait to see your reveal.
    Kris

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  11. I love how you did this Kim. Very cute.

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  12. Good morning Kim!

    I love the little stool! All of the paints coming through make it look as if it has been around for generations.

    I hope you have a great week, Elizabeth

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  13. The stool is so cute, I love all the colors. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Kim...your granddaughters step stool is so cute! I love all the paint chipping on it... I wish I could bottle your energy....Im sure the painting will be done by the end of the day and we will see the guest bedroom in tomorrows post! Your amazing!

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  15. Oh, Kim - the layering is amazing and the colors you chose look so good together! I just need some grands at my house for a little stool like this - I guess the boys need to get married first though!!!

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  16. That is such a cute little stool and I love how you added even more layers of paint.

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  17. Love, love the layering. you have the midas touch!

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  18. You have a knack with color choices, Kim. That is a charming little bench. I need two for my little ones.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  19. I love that little stool! It's perfect for any of your grandchildren to use. Looks like it will get a lot of use. I think it's just the right size too.

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  20. I loved the layered colors! It's just the perfect little stool.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  21. Very cute, Kim! I layered colors is indeed my favorite part!

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  22. Super cute! I love the layers of colors. Can't wait to see the guest room! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  23. That's too cute, I really love the layering of the paint and as it naturally wears it will just get better and better, beautiful!

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  24. Oh my goodness that is adorable! I love the paint colors as well.

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  25. I love stools like this! I've been meaning to try the vaseline trick, but haven't yet. Need to try it!
    Cheers!,
    Barbara

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  26. That is the perfect little stool for a sweet little grand. I'm sure she loves it. The way you layered the colors looks great, and any stray paint or crayon will just add to the charm. :)

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  27. Love the layering of colors! Perfect in every way! Thank you for sharing

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  28. such a cute little stool ! :)

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  29. What a precious little stool, Kim. I bet your granddaughter loves it.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  30. I am going to call her "Lucky Leila" because first, she has YOU as her Granma, and second that she has such an adorable stool of her very own! You are SO god at painting ANYTHING!!! XO, Pinky

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  31. Sweet little stool...perfect for memory making!

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  32. I love all the great colors you used in making that little stool have so much personality. When I saw the crayons and the colors on the painted piece in the thumbnail photo you used over at Miss Mustard Seed's party, I thought it was going to be a tutorial on how to use crayons to add colors to furniture...but I guess even a kid knows how to do that!

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