Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"S" is for Saddle

A saddle stool makeover.

A tag sale find at the neighbors:

After some glue, sandpaper and paint:

The woven seat was in perfect condition and truly shows it's age beautifully.

 I wanted to make the seat pop by using a contrasting color on the wood parts.

Here's how I did it:

1. Glue and firm up legs.
Sand off old paint and gunk.

2. Painted 3 coats Behr tile red.

3. Sanded to distress.
Stained with Minwax dark walnut.
Sealed with satin spray poly.

Love the campy old feel.

Now to find a spot in our home.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
Before & After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chic


Katy said...

hey, that's a pretty color and I love that quilt too!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

the stool turned out so cute. i love the new color and the way you staged it.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that stool is adorable! and i love those little toadstools, too of course!

Jamie said...

Love it! Great color choice!


Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

How cute! The red is a really nice touch~it looks like it's the original paint!

Comeca Jones said...

I think its the cutest!

Cynthia said...

Cute stool!! Love the colour!

Pamma said...

the red is perfect!

Beth said...

Good eye, looks wonderful in red:)!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Could you please send that to me? I have a thing for stools...and not toad stools...but they are so cute too...you did a fabulous job! love the red...really gives that little stool some personality!

WhyCuzICan said...

The lovely red you chose was just what this "S" needed :)

Visiting from MMS Linky Party tonight,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Shabby Friends said...


Curtains In My Tree said...

I have an old stool just like that

wanted to paint mine this encourages me to get it done

michele said...

oooooh, love this! visiting from a beach cottage. bravo! come visit me anytime. :)


Kim said...

This is SO darn cute! I featured it today-come grab a button!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

This turned out great! I love the red

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this is so cute! See you at My Dream Canvas.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

That's cute. I love when people go bold and that red really stands out. It's such a great piece:)

niartist said...

Love how this turned out. BRAVO!

I wanted to let you know that I've got a great giveaway that ends Friday. It's for $100 to wallquotes.com, and trust me they've got something I know you'll love!

Stop by and enter ASAP. I'd love to see what you would do with their products! See you soon!


Heidi said...

I love the way it turned out. Trop cute!

Lindsay said...

This is the second thing of yours I have checked out tonight! Great job, such a beautiful piece!

Please share this as well. :)