I'm thrilled to be back this month with another Farmhouse Friends blog project. I definitely enjoy adding special farmhouse touches throughout my home. For me, farmhouse style exudes comfort, casual living. A style that is far from perfect and is curated over time. For me, scouring antique and thrift stores to find lived in pieces that I can recreate with my own touch is part of the fun.
This is our second month of farmhouse projects, so if you missed last month's farmhouse project, you can see how I made a stenciled pillow cover here.
Once in a while, you come across a piece that is just too good to be true and that is exactly what you are going to see in today's makeover.
I found this stool while out hunting with my daughter at a local vintage shop. It was actually underneath another piece of furniture just like buried treasure.
It was dirty and needed a little fix, but this ugly duckling had a lot of potential.
Farmhouse Stool Makeover
Black Chalk Paint
Wood glue (if your piece needs any repairs)
I started this project by cleaning it with soapy water, removing the upholstery tacks and fabric. The padding was still in good shape, so it did not need to be replaced.
The next step was to sand down the piece with sandpaper to remove the finish.
After sanding, I used some wood glue to fix a loose brace.
Next, I painted two coats of black chalk paint.
After drying, I used my sand paper to distress in a few areas to give it a more lived-in look.
The final step was to cut my fabric and fold it under and tack into place with upholstery tacks.
Here is the finished stool!
I love the little details of the rounded legs and carved circles which give this piece the character and charm.
Now let's see what the rest of our Best of Farmhouse Friends Team has come up with!
Click their names or photos below to see each blogger's project!
Angie @ Knick of Time
Susan @ Love of Home
Julie @ Love My Simple Home
Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.
Paula @ Sweat Pea
Tammy @ One More Time Events
Stacy @ Anastasia Vintage
Kim@ Hunt and Host
Tricia @ Suburban B*tches
Amy @ My Life From Home
Christen @ DIY Swank
Megan @ Hello Farmhouse
Tara @ Lehman Lane
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