Tuesday, January 4, 2011

That Old Stool Is "Alive"!

We're done bringing that old stool back to life, hooray!  Once we got done priming that old stool with Rustoleum's Rust Reformer, Alex started spray painting. 
 I chose Rustoleum's Double Coverage in Heirloom White (my grandma's was white, so I had to re-create!).
So, that sad old lonely rusty stool I found for $24, went from here...
To here..
Then here...(You can see here we left the rubber foot pads as we found them since we covered before painting).
And Lastly... HERE!
This amazing, beautiful, refreshed vintage stool!
It turned out better than I had imagined!  At first I thought there was no way we could get rid of all the rust, but the Rapid-Strip worked just fine and the surface became smooth and new.
We still aren't sure as to the final location in our house, so these are a few pictures from random corners.  I'm thinking I also want to sew a seat cushion or something cute to give it a little more charm!
Isn't it amazing to see old junk come back to life?!?! Totally in love with this old stool now, I have wanted one for so long!  I think my grandma would love it too!


  1. You know, my grandma has one of these stools too. Very nice job!

  2. It looks great, Carla! The finish is so smooth, and I love that you kept the original rubber treads.

  3. oh. em. gee. i love it!! you seriously raised that thing from the dead!! that is a goodwill item i would have passed over and not thought twice about... i'm *so* impressed!!

    congrats on a fantastic result!! your grandma would *def* be proud :)

  4. looks brand new great job i am sure alot labor went into this....i would use it to display something....flower...basket.....old scale

  5. SO cute! Paint is awesome, isn't it?!

  6. Looks great! Fun accessory anywhere you decide to put it!

    Happy New Year!

  7. OH that looks so great!! Cant wait to see where you put it! :)

  8. Looks fantastic! I just took your "home tour" too, you've been busy bees! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  9. I just found a flip out step stool with vinyl padded seat and back on the side of the road...there is quite a bit of rust on it and I'm not certain it can be saved but your stool makeover gives me hope. Thanks


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