Monday, November 26, 2012

Dumpster Dive Barstool turned FRENCH stand

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Good Monday Morning my BEAUTIES!
How did you all fair over this long Holiday weekend?
I think I will need to be letting my pants out or at least get some more stretchy pants...(thank goodness for yoga pants)  :)
Well, I actually had some time to whip up a fun little project this weekend.

I don't know if you remember or followed along on my Facebook page, but some neighbors were moving out a few months back and had a dumpster in their yard. I didn't know what the circumstances were but I could see furniture in the dumpster. (You all know how I could never let that happen) :)
So I went and talked to my neighbor and offered her some cash if I could dig through her stuff (I had found out they were losing the house due to the economy)  She said "NO" and wished She had known and told me to" have at it!! "

One of the things I had saved was this plane old oak bar stool. Just a single bar stool in perfect condition. BUT what the heck was I gonna do with it. It thought about cutting it up and using parts and pieces but I couldn't decide. I am glad I didn't!!!
I painted the legs of the barstools with CeCe Caldwells Vermont Slate
and the Top with  Chestnut.
 It just happens that THE GRAPHICS FAIRY had put up this great
"french franc" image.
So I just printed it off on my computer, used some carbon paper to transfer it and painted it on.
When it was dry I waxed and distress the whole thing.

I love how some plain old bar stool, has now been FRENCHIFIED!

I hope you enjoyed this fun little tutorial and I hope to be out of my  "fat pants" by
the end of the week...:) or at least till Christmas..:)
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
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Unknown said...

I KNOW I say this on almost every makeover, but THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE!!!!! I MUST HAVE IT!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! Seriously, Karin. This is beyond awesome! I would have never looked passed that cheap-o 90s barstool. For real. It would have stayed in the dumpster! Now it looks absolutely awesome and I soooooooo wish I lived nearer so I could buy it!!! Great job, girl!!! FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!

ANNE said...

O M G ! ! ! I adore this!! What a fabulous job and the colours are perfect and I want one...

Robyn @ said...

So much chic and just the right amount of shabby. I love it!

brendavr said...

You did a awesome job on this!!!!

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

I love these Karin!! Great job!

Kathryn J Cain said...

I love this one, and the next time I see one of these on the road side...A skreeching......brake...Love this,

Anonymous said...

ooo lala!..great save,and I must say it looks Frenchtastic!!

Bliss said...

Pinned it to my creative furniture board. Cuz it's cute. Oui Oui.


Unknown said...

L O V E it!!!!! I have two half painted that I started MONTHS ago; I need a finisher 'cuz I specialize is "starting" ~ :D

Doreen said...

Hi Karin
L.O.V.E. this Parisian stool. Since visiting Paris in the Spring (I hear a song coming on, I am obsessed with everything Parisian and vintagy. I painted and transformed a small side table recently, and will be sharing it on my blog soon.
Thanks for your inspiration.

Christine said...

I'm sooo IN LOVE!! I want the bench! Great job!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

Unknown said...

I love this! I have a few plain bar stools just hanging around begging for a makeover, thanks for the inspiration!

reFresh reStyle said...

I honestly love everything that you do!!

Beja {} said...

Now I know what to do with my painted black barstools that need a little something something!

Pamela said...

Karin what a great make over with the stool! Hope your week is going well and thanx for joining THT!

Angie said...

You are so creative~what an amazing transformation! I have painted a few stools myself over the years for my Etsy shop. New follower for you! Going to visit your Etsy shop now....hope you will stop over for a return visit! Angie @ Swede Dreams

Maureen said...

I love what you did with it! From blah to yummy!

Pendra said...

I've got 2 stools in the basement...gotta go visit Karen and find a graphic. Who knew? Great job!

Martha said...

I love it! Great job! Visiting and pinning from Debbie's Pinning Party.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love this stool! I'm featuring it in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

TinaA said...

It turned out lovely!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

YES! Way to take a plain jane stool and really take it up a notch! If you have a sec this weekend, I would love for you to share at Get Schooled Saturday!
Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands

Be Colorful Coastal said...

Such a fun look and I love seeing painted furniture projects - my weakness. :D Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

Good Time Charlie said...

How on earth did I miss this???? You are too clever for words Missy!! Congrats on ANOTHER feature!

balzac44 said...

Found you through graphics Fairy....and Il like so much what i see! great job and soooo inspiring!
Love, from a Swedish blogger in French who love transferts!!!

Barb King said...

This is so cute, what a tranformation. Love it. check out my blog if you get a chance-

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

That is the cutest stool I have ever seen!!! LOVE IT!

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