Monday, April 25, 2011

Vintage DIY Vanity stool

I just love finding treasures...especially if they
have great bones and good lines and make my work easy.

As a family, this past weekend, we searched my latest hot spot for
vintage finds...and this may be my new favorite place!

I found this via Craig's List, but it really is a local 
business in a small business district, that has monthly sales.
Guess I will have to put their sales on my calendar.

Here is the lil' beauty before:

 I think I paid $10 for this.
I met an "antique" guy at the sale and he told me
this is truly an antique with the original wood.

He said if we stripped the wood and lined the inside we could
sell it for $150-$200!!!
I think he was a bit dissapointed when I told him my plans.

 You know, white paint and color!
Cuz, seriously, that is my plan for almost all of my DIYs right now.

 So after a bit of sanding {which my hubby did, I think men
have a thing for power tools} and some white paint and fabric
that we stretched and stapled gunned,
my little lovey looks like this....

 Isn't she precious?
I still need a vanity table for her, but in the mean time
I will use her in my bathroom for applying makeup.

 I got the fabric at JoAnn again, {with no fights

And, she's good to go!
$10 for the table
$5 for spray paint
$7.50 for the fabric

Total $22.50 for a stool chock full of character 
and exactly how I want it! all of you new followers, thank you for 
making the commitment to follow me!  My plan is to make you happy
and coming back for more....I appreciate your support!


modern jane said...

so cute! love the fabric too! I would have painted it too and my dad is an antique refinisher.. he just shakes his head!


Love it. Nice work team Cartmill.

Privet and Holly said...

Love that your
hubby is willing
to pitch in on
projects like this!
It came out great,
too! Congrats to
your little man on
turning two...and
to his parents. It
DOES go by fast, so
xx Suzanne

Elizabeth said...

So cute!! I love the fabric!

April said...

We are moving in September and I can't wait to dive into DIY projects ... your ideas are so fabulous!! :o)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that, suzanne! the fabric is so fun!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

JUST discovered your blog! LOVE it!
That little stool is perfect painted white with colorful fabric!
Have a pretty day!

Kristin said...

I just bought this fabric to recover my dining room table chairs! I'm somexcited to see it used!

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I love the stool. Very nice bones indeed. Great find and even greater what you did to it!