Sunday, June 29, 2014

Chippy Velvet Stool-fit for a Queen!







I found this cute, but grungy stool at the Flea Market.  



The stool has great lines and details but it was covered in icky cat hair and very dirty.  My first thought was to keep it wood so I sanded it down and put some hemp oil on it.  The wood looked great, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do next so I just put in in my workshop (on the pile of other unfinished projects) and left it until I decided what I wanted for the stool.  I pulled it out yesterday and decided to use some velvet I had bought for a French Provincial Bed (french-provincial-bed.  ).  I didn't like the wood with it and wanted a chippy look so I pulled out Ironstone milk paint from Miss Mustard Seed and got to painting.  I rubbed an old candle on the wood before I painted because I wanted it to really chip and I was worried it wouldn't since I had sanded it.  After the paint dried I scraped it and the chippy goodness happened!  The last step was to seal it with AS clear wax.  


I stapled the velvet on and then glued the trim and I am happy with the results. 




I thought the footstool looked like a queen would rest her feet here so I went with a rusty metal  crown.








I have a hard time passing up rusty metal things







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22 comments:

  1. Great idea the candle wax! What did you do with the old needlepoint cover? Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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    1. Thank you Linda--I have the old cover some place in my messy workshop-I think!

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    1. Thank you-done and gone already-like that!

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  3. Each detail is perfect! And the crown looks right at home there:) Thanks for the tip on using wax before painting.
    xo Katheen

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    1. Thank you Kathleen-The wax really helps with distressing

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  4. Great job....now put your feet up and rest!

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    1. Thank you-I don't have time to put my feet up-too many projects-ha ha ha

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  5. Your stool looks great and I love the crown you found!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  6. Love the stool and the crown. The velvet makes it look extra fancy.

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I was feeling velvety when I got to this project!

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  7. love it, but I really want the crown

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  8. Thanks Yvonne--I love the crown too!

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  9. I like how your stool turned out and the way you used the candle to create the aged look.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer-I like how it turned out too!

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  10. the stool is gorgeous but the rusty crown is divine!!

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