Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vintage Stool Re-do

I've been a little MIA the last week or so because I made the 18 hour drive to my mom's in Northern Michigan to help her move from our family home into an apartment. It's been a long 2 weeks! I did, however, take some pics before I left so I would have something to share with you while I was gone!

I bought an old office chair (I guess it was an office chair, maybe a stool??) at an antique store and was on the look out for another, when I walked into the back room where I work and there was the identical chair! I couldn't believe it! My boss told me I could have it, he was going to throw it away because it was a piece of junk! Can you believe it?! Junk?! That just makes it even better!! Of course I don't have a before pic, because I'm always too excited to get started on a project and forget to take one!

But here they are all spiffed up! They started out an ugly grey with brown seats. I spray painted them "Graphite" It's hard to tell by the photo but there is  a little sparkle in the paint!


 After painting the chairs, I stenciled numbers on the backs. 9 is our lucky number and there are 5 of us. I used Martha Stewarts "Wedding Cake" acrylic paint.

Next, I wanted a little more padding on the seats so I cut a piece of cardboard the same size and shape as the existing seat, then covered it with a couple layers of batting. Using the glue gun (my favorite tool!) I glued the batting to the underside of the cardboard.

 I found an old feed sack at a flea market and gave it the same treatment as the batting!

Then, Just glued the seat right to the chair!

Linking to:

Not Just a Housewife: http://www.notjustahousewife.net/
The Well Crafted Home:  http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/
Somewhat Simple:  http://www.somewhatsimple.com/
Crafty Scrappy Happy: http://www.craftyscrappyhappy.net/
Saved By Love/Thrifty Thursdays: http://savedbylovecreations.com/
Doodles and Stitches: http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/


  1. these are really great. i love the painted numbers.

  2. They are so vintage cute! I am so on the lookout for two!

  3. These are super awesome. I clicked over from the Uncommon Summer party. These really caught my eye. Getting ready to become your newest follower.

  4. These are really cool! Thanks for sharing at Doodles & Stitches!