Friday, April 2, 2010

The Little Stool That Could - Day 5 of The Great Kid Week!

The Tale of The Little Stool That Could

I picked up this stool at a thrift shop for $3 last November. It has been sitting in my garage while I made grand plans for it. Oh, how I had grand plans!

Oh, little stool....why did we have to have such a complicated relationship? I had such high hopes for us! First, I gave you a little sanding, so I could turn you into a bright, white masterpiece. Why did you not want that? I only wanted what was best for you....sigh.


I even tried to dress you up. Granted, I used batting and and old t-shirt and hot glue to keep that batting in place...


But, then I covered that ugly t-shirt with a pretty piece of fabric....also hot glued into place.


After I primed you, you sat in my garage some more...maybe that made you upset? Because when I went to spray paint you a nice, clean, crisp white color, you began to drip....and bubble....and basically look terrible. So, after a severe sanding, I tried again...this time I used a foam brush and acrylic paint. A slight improvement, but not what I was originally aiming for...After three coats, and a coat of clear polyurethane, I gave up.

Oh, $3 stool....thank goodness you weren't a $5 stool....or even a $10 stool....and luckily, the girls won't care if you aren't perfectly painted....because you are the perfect size for them to sit on and play dolls in the doll house...to stand on and reach hard-to-reach-things....and that's all that matters, in the end.


So, little stool....even though we had some rough moments, I believe I will keep you. Enjoy your time in our little family!


Monday: Between Naps on the Porch


Sumo Sweet Stuff

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18 comments:

  1. Too cute! Love the fabric you picked out! Very nice!

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  2. LOL! I'm glad I'm not the only one with those kind of projects! Way to persevere!
    Cami

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  3. it turned out way cute! love the fabric!

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  4. Hahaha! So I'm not the only one who talks to her furniture?! It looks like it turned out great. Well done!

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  5. very cute! thanks for commenting on my blog, and i'll definitely check out the giveaway!

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  6. I loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Cute stool. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  8. Very cute narration and the stool turned out great. I think we've all had those projects that we've wrestled with!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by. The aqua Crown mason jars are from my sister's in-laws basement when they sold the family home. I was lucky enough to get some, although a few have sadly broken. Stop by anytime!

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  10. Mega that is adorable!~ Love the hot glue gun, I can't sew...so it is my friend!~ Thanks for stopping over:)

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  11. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is too cute - I love this project, BTW!

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  12. I love this story!!! :) Your little stool is adorable! Thank you for the suggestions for my pillow case!

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  13. Your site is darling! So many things I love here- you need to start linking up to our link party on Thursday so I can feature you!!! :)

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  14. Very cute, perfect size for little ones!

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  15. Cute stool, nice fabric selection. Be sure to visit AtticMag this week for our Giveaway!

    Allison

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  16. Lol. You're so funny. The stool turned out lovely :) I'm sure your little ones will enjoy it. And I never thought to take the 'no sew' approach by using a glue gun ~well done :)

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  17. Awesome makeover...happy that you came by with it:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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