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


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

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

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

  4. Love it! Great color choice!


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

  6. the red is perfect!

  7. Good eye, looks wonderful in red:)!

  8. 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!

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

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

  10. I have an old stool just like that

    wanted to paint mine this encourages me to get it done

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


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

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

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

  15. 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!


  16. I love the way it turned out. Trop cute!

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

    Please share this as well. :)