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Thursday, July 21, 2011

A pretty little stool.

Well today I had some fun up-cycling this pretty little stool.
This $5 beauty was all ready to be fixed up.

I have to admit I wasn't looking for a stool when I found this guy at a thrift store....butttt I decided it was better than nothing....
You see, I have been SEARCHING for something to paint
 with my birthday paint and just can't seem to find a thing!

This just happened to be a perfect little mini project.

Enough to make me really really start wishing for 
bigger and better treasures to use my chalk paint on!

But sometimes it is the little projects that make a BIG difference in a room.
Anddd even though I am wining a lot, I am glad this guy ended up in my living room!

I also must note that I loved using a vintage salt sack for the project instead 
of new fabric like I had originally thought I was going to use.

What do you think?  Would you up-cycle something like this?  
I love that it was a way to add a pop of color to my room!  
Anddd the best part was that the total time spent on this project was less than 30 min.

I am linking up to a few of these amazing parties----check them out---they will most definitely inspire you!


Blogger Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Love it!! I have a little stool that I have no idea what to do with...
How do you do that?

July 21, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great project! I love the salt sack! The color is one of my faves! Great job!

July 21, 2011 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

You are right, that is a pretty little stool! I'd love to try my hand at something like that. Thank you for a dose of pretty little inspiration! Love the color and the salt sack. You hit this one out of the park! jules

July 21, 2011 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

PS, clicked to follow so I don't miss another thing! jules

July 21, 2011 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Rachel // Maybe Matilda said...

Absolutely beautiful! The salt sack is fantastic, and I LOVE the color you used. Can I just tell you how much I love EVERYTHING you make over? You have such beautiful style and I get so happy when I see you've made a new post :-)

July 21, 2011 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Dear Jaime,

I would like it very much if you would please move to Australia and bring with you your luck of finding awesome pieces of furniture to upcycle.

I have been looking for a table around this size for quite some time now, but have had no luck. Nor have I had any luck finding some cheap doors for using as a headboard for my bed.

I am extremely jealous of your finds lol!

Enjoy your day : )

Bok Bok B'Gerk

July 21, 2011 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Alyssa - Live. Love. Craft. said...

Hey! I was looking around your blog and I saw that you like DIY projects! You might like my blog {live. love. craft.}, come check it out! And while you're there leave comment or follow me if you like it!

The table is so cool!

July 21, 2011 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Maggie Massey said...

Perfect, Jaime...LOVE the salt sack - I would definitely have used the same thing (or should I say I would like to think I would have had the same idea...your ideas are phenomenal! ;))You rock, darlin' girl!

July 21, 2011 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Great and easy project. I love the salt sack on it.


July 21, 2011 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

I love this. A salt sack has so much character...:-)

July 21, 2011 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Another great project! Being that we are from Chicago and love the companies that define our city I am so smitten with your vintage salt bag. Where did you find it? I have even considered dressing up as the Morton Salt girl for Halloween...LOL There's a little random fact for ya!

July 21, 2011 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Junkin' 4 Joy said...

I love this. I haven't used ASCP, but I do have some I am wanting to use. Just looking for the right piece to paint. The more I see it used, the more I want to use it!


July 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Love Sweet Love said...

Perfection! It's so amazing how much a super simple little project can add MOUNTAINS of character and quality to a room. Such a great idea!

July 21, 2011 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

Cute! I love the sack you used and the color is so pretty!

July 22, 2011 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Lolly Jane said...

cheap & easy...BEST kind of up-cycling there is. you did a FAB job! thanks for linkin up to Whatcha Got Weekend! XOXO

July 22, 2011 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love it with the salt sack-makes it warm and homey-I'm your newest follower from the Sunday Showcase-stop over to visit!

July 24, 2011 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Really nice job with the salt sack and the paint!

July 24, 2011 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Honey I'm Home Blog said...

I love up-cycling too! This looks so great. Love the sack on top.

Warmly, Michelle

July 24, 2011 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I'm a huge fan of chalk paint too! Love the salt sack -- perfect for this project!

July 24, 2011 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Super cute! I love adding color and interest in small doses like this.

July 24, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Verity Biddlecombe said...

Great DIY project. You really transformed that dated stool into something so unique. I love the colours you have chosen and how you have used a vintage salt sack. It looks like a very expensive piece of furniture!

July 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Brittany said...

Jamie I must say even though I have just started following you about a week ago, I LOVE looking through you DIY projects. I wish I could find some finds like you do!
These turned out beautiful, I love the salt sacks. Any ideas/hints where a girl can find some?

July 25, 2011 at 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Barbara Muselli, said...

Really cute! Duck Egg is one of my favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors, along with the Paris Grey and Provence. The Old White is a great basic too. I loved the vintage salt sacks...where did you find them? I will be shopping at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in August, and will be on the lookout!

July 27, 2011 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

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July 28, 2011 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, there! I pinned this in Pinterest and featured it here. Please feel free to grab the feature button and thank you for joining CBPH.

July 29, 2011 at 10:24 PM  

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