Friday, April 19, 2013

A Little Stool Makeover

I'm not sure if this little stool was originally used for trying on shoes or for shining shoes.....

but it sure makes a mighty fine footstool now.

I discovered this cutie at Alameda Point Antiques Faire a few weekends ago.  I almost walked away from it, but it was as sturdy as a rock and had lots of potential.

Nothing a little paint wouldn't cure.  Two quick coats of CeCe Caldwell chalk paint and a vintage grain sack remnant was just what it needed.  I padded the hard seat with two layers of batting and used upholstery tacks on the front end.  

Some heavy duty staples hold everything in place.

I wanted to keep some of the original character, so I left the foot pad just the way I found it.

Look what else I discovered at a college flea market last weekend; I think there's a theme going on here.  This very old and very dirty shoe shine kit is just waiting for a good cleaning and a lot of love.

I've been up to my eyeballs in projects this week trying to get myself organized for Mes Amis Vintage Antique  Show on Saturday.  This is always a fabulous show and the weather forecast is predicting a gorgeous day.

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