Hey, hey friends! I hope everyone is staying warm. This is the second time it has snowed in Louisiana in a little over a month. Crazy, right! My kids are starting to think that building snowmen are a normal occurrence in the South. Since I’ve been snowed in the last few days (I can’t even believe I’m typing that), it was a good time to catch up on some diys. Up first is this farmhouse stool makeover using chalk paint and a coffee grain burlap sack.
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I love taking things that may have lost their beauty over the years and give them new life. At one time, I’m sure this little stool was a stylin’, but today, not so much. The same goes for this gorgeous 100 year old sofa that I’m currently working on. I can’t wait to get this finished and share with you all!
Shopping and decorating on a budget are my jam and I love getting to share my fun finds and projects with you all. Y’all are just the best and I am so thankful for each and every one of you that stop by!!
So I’m terrible at taking before pictures. I snapped this one as I was getting started, but completely forgot to get one of the hideous top. You can kind of see the floral fabric around the edges of the top.
Farmhouse Stool Makeover
This first thing I did was remove the top and set it aside. Then I used Rust-oleum Chalk paint in Linen White to paint the stool, using my favorite paint brush. I applied 2 coats, letting it dry completely between each coat.
Once the paint was completely dry, I used sand paper to distress it some. You want to distress the areas that would normally wear and tear over time, such as the corners and around the edges. Then I applied a dark wax on top.
After I was done with the bottom of the stool, I began working on the top. I removed the old fabric, but left the cushion in place. This vintage coffee grain sack was perfect to use as the top.
I stretched the fabric over my stool to measure the amount that I needed and then cut the grain sack. I used an electric staple gun to attach the fabric to the top of the stool. It is important to stretch the fabric really tight as you are stapling. The corners can be a little tricky. You just fold them one way and staple, then fold it back the other way and staple again. It doesn’t have to be pretty because no one will see this area.
I love projects like this farmhouse stool makeover because you get an amazing transformation for something that is quick, easy, and relatively cheap. You can use any fabric that you’d like on the top, but I thought the vintage coffee sack was perfect for my farmhouse decor, and I love that it has the print on it. What do you think? Is this something you would attempt?
Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back soon with more DIYs. Be blessed, my friends! xoxo
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