Monday, April 8, 2013

Shabby Striped Stools

These two shabby stools have been mine for awhile. I used to have the perfect spot for them , a long, long time ago in another house. I had an island between my kitchen and dining room and these were great there.
But when I moved into my current house, they ended up sitting in my garage. 
One day, one of them wound up back in the house, for my scrapbooking area. The legs got trimmed about 2" to fit the table height I would be sitting at. 
I was all set to scrapbook.
And then I had my second child...
I got a tad bit busy.
And ended up not doing much scrapbooking after that! :)
So last week, I dug one of them out of the garage and grabbed the other lonely, unused stool from my bedroom. Once again, I forgot to take a before picture. I get so excited about starting things that I dive right in without thinking! :) But I can at least describe them for you. They originally had white legs and a light, natural stain on the top. Pretty plain and relatively boring. But functional stools, nonetheless. 
I painted some Virginia Chestnut on the legs where I knew I would be distressing them. Once it was dry, I painted Old White over that.  I added Old White on the bottom of the seats as well. Then I painted the top of the stools in Chestnut and added Santa Fe Turquoise around the edges. Then I did the reverse.
I just love aqua and chocolate brown together, don't you?
I shabbied them up a bit, bot the legs and the seats, and I waxed them with both clear and dark wax.
I thought they were finished. But they just weren't...
A few days later, after staring at them, trying to figure out what else I wanted to do to them, I finally figured it out! I got out some masking tape and taped off lines of various thicknesses and spaced unevenly apart. And then I got out the Destin Gulf Green and painted some stripes, distressing those after they were dry and adding wax to those areas.  
Now I think they really are done!
And I couldn't be happier with them. 
What do you think of them?


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40 comments:

  1. Wow, great worn affect. Nice job!

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    1. I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a nice comment, Abbey. Thanks! :)

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  2. I love the striped top on these! It really looks great! I'd love for you to come link up to our party where we can show off all of our old or new projects! :)
    http://www.cutesycrafts.com/2013/04/an-oldie-but-goodie-13.html - Jessica

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    1. I linked up my picket fence this week, but will be sure to link up the stools next time around! Thanks Jessica!

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  3. I love using those stools for plants on the porch in the summer!
    Hope you return the visit...have a wonderful weekend, Denise.

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    1. I was thinking these stools would make great stands since they are slightly different lengths. Plants would be a great idea! Thanks Marigene!

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  4. Your stools are beautiful. The stripes are a nice touch...Connie

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  5. What a fun blog you have! I love the way you added the stripes to the shabby finish on these adorable stools. Our Simply Create Link party is going on right now. I would love to have you link up, as I'm sure my followers would like to see what you created too. Hope to see you soon!

    Melissa
    redflycreations.com

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    1. Thank you Melissa. That's so sweet of you to say :) I'm stopping over in a few!

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  6. The final touch with the stripes was the perfect touch. They go very well with the other projects you have posted. Love that beautiful color. I am always tizzy over turquoise!

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  7. NicE! I've got to somehow copy this for my (currently very ugly) bar stools! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. This is great, love it. Regards, Pascale

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  9. I love destin gulf green and the random stripes. Visiting from Make the Scene Monday. I'm co-hosting a blog hop today. I would love for you to join us. Callies's Crafts

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  10. Love them! So pretty with the blue stripes and distressing.
    I'm visiting you today from Give Me The Goods. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
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  11. Those look great and I love the color! I have a lot of whims, but they don't usually turn out that well. :)

    Denise

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  12. These look great! I love those colors of blue you used... reminds me of the ocean :)

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  13. These are such fun stools! I love the color and the stripes are great. I would like to invite you to link up this great post on Thursday @ Great Idea Thursday's http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com :) Krista

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  14. I love what you did with these stools. I have one that needs some lovin, you are giving me some ideas.
    I am following you on Linky and blogLovin.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  15. These stools are so fun..I like the stripey effect!

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  16. I love how those came out. The slight distressing with the stripes is perfect! Thanks for sharing at MOnday Funday!

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  17. Love the color and technique!

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  18. Very cool! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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  19. Thanks for linking up today at the “oh happy day” party!

    I’m your newest follower!

    http://chixnuggetsandcookiebutts.blogspot.com

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  20. Love stripes Denise! The stools turned out really pretty. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  21. I love these stools, Denise! Great choice of color.

    Stopping by from Wednesday Whatsits. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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  22. These are adorable! I love the distressing you did on top! Thanks for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what goods you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  23. Beautiful! Love the stripes you added. Thank you for linking up to the Crafty country cottage link party!

    Goedele

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  24. As always...LOVE your upcycle style my friend! hugs...

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  25. Love the new/old stools they look great, thank for sharing at the Cabin:)

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  26. They look fabulous! You did a great job, and I love the color. Thank you so much sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs
    Kathy

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  27. They look so cheery! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

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  28. Very cool stools! I love your paint job. Thanks for joining us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  29. These turned out so beautiful!! I love your paint treatment, thank you so much for linking up to Pretty Things, hope to see you again tonight!

    xo, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

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  30. Really cute Denise. Love the striping and the color! Just the perfect amount of distressing too. Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  31. These Shabby Striped stools are inspired - love the color and the striping - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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