2.14.2010

And then there were two

My ultra kewl vanity seat is alone no more. It now has a friend. As I was staining my side dresser, I was able to finish up my foot stool. So efficient I know! In-between coats of stain, I painted the foot stool. And it looks super fun!

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I think painting the foot stool really took advantage of the details carved into the stool. It looked so dated before but now looks very modern. Not bad for approximately $10 and a few hours of labour!

Here's the foot stool with my vanity seat. Looking pretty darn FAB!

Next weekend I plan to work on my $5 rocking chair. I had to admit defeat on this one... The paint just would NOT come out - I tried paint stripper to no avail. I have a plan now for this one - here's hoping it works out! :-)

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Recent Finds

I have found some neato items at the thrift stores lately. I picked up this vintage magazine rack for $3. It was a brass colour - I sanded it yesterday and the brass colour peeled off. It got a little messy! I decided to spray paint it black since I'll probably have it with my vanity seat/foot stool pieces.

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Here's to next weekend and getting more projects out of the way! Happy crafting!

7 comments:

  1. I love that magazine rack and stool. You picked gorgeous fabric :)

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  2. I know! The fabric is super fun... And I still have some left! It's just so nice to get some projects DONE! :-)

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  3. I am hosting a trash to treasure Tuesday party over at Sassy Sites! Come by and link up!! :)

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!
    www.sassysites.blogspot.com

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  4. Great job on the transformations!! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites "trash to treasure Tuesday!!"

    xoxo
    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  5. Thanks Marni! I'll be sure to keep posting my 'transformations'! :-)

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  6. Love me some Ikea fabric! These turned out incredible!

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  7. Thanks Laurie! You can't deny that some Ikea fabric is uber fun! The foot stool turned out better than I expected.

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