Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kindra's New Party!

Do you remember this? It’s a little stool that was my mom’s, it had been down in the basement for a while and before that I had covered it with homespun when I was into prim. So when I started this style (that I love by the way) I covered it with a pink rosebud pillowcase that I had found at an estate sale this past summer. Loved it but I think my taste is moving away (again) from the total shabby chic look to something that I just don’t know what to call. I love Pottery Barn but yet I still love the white furniture and lighter colors so I’m just going to do what I love and see how it looks and just go from there. 
Anyway I decided to redo it again only this time with a drop cloth that I bought at Lowe’s for about $5.00 it’s not a real big one, after all I  knew I wasn’t going to do a slipcover:) I used black craft paint that I already had and a small paint brush, I like it alot better.
I also used painters tape and made the stripes about a quarter of an inch! Here’s a close up!
I think I’ll paint the legs a Cottage White too because when I spraypainted them last summer it just didn’t take very well.
I have it here sitting on the bench that I’m going to do the same way. Now that I look at this picture I know I’m going to paint the legs soon!
Here is a peek at my new throw from TJMaxx, love the ruffles, I’ve always wanted one and when I saw it, because sometimes that don’t have them, I grabbed it!  I also bought slipcovers for the sofa but with Stush being laid up with his knee I haven’t tried them yet.
I’m joining my friend Kindra she is having a new linky party… Terrific Under Ten Tuesday’s stop by and see all the neat things for under $10.00! Also Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and Tuesday's Treasures and Good Life Wednesdays ! I'm also joining another party that I just found Transformation Thursday, Thanks ladies for hosting!


Ashley@My Humble Abode said...

The stool looks great! I totally understand about the styles changing! I think I have came to the conclusion that I am just going to buy what I like and make it all work!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute bench. You did great on the stripes.

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Rondell, thank you so much for linking up to the Terrific Under Ten party!!

You did FAB on your stool redo. I'm the same way, I love shabby chic but more of the pottery barn look...gotta find that balance. Can't wait to see your big bench made over as well!!

NanaDiana said...

Your little stool is very cute. You did a wonderful job on the stiripes and I don't think the legs look all that bad if you ARE going for a shabby look. Nice job! xxoo Diana

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

Hey Rondell! I lost your blog for a while - glad you linked up with Kindra!

I love what you did with that stool!

Stop by sometime!

simple~needs said...

loving the stool!!! i am thinking that would be great for pillows too!!!! my style has ran the whole range and like you, i keep leaning toward the likes of pottery barn, horchow and restoration hardware.
now, off to check out the tuesday linky!!! thank rondell!!!!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Very cute! The black stripes look really good. You did a great job!


that turned out great. im going to be doing a top with the canvas as well. its on my list.

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love the little stool redo!! Love the stripes!! Pottery Barn is my favorite style, but I love my white too. Some of their catalogs that I have show a lot of white in the rooms. You are doing great with your style change!!

Amanda said...

The stool redo looks really good, thanks for sharing

Susan said...

Great job on the stool! It looks terrific, and the bench is cute, too.
- Susan

ShantyGirl said...

Very cute~ love the stripes

Dear Lillie said...

Great job! Love the stripes!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Rondell...that is just so cool! You did a great job! Have a wonderful weekend. XO

Holly Austin said...

I love the bench, it looks great!

Cristie said...

Very sweet, love the stipes!

Deb said...

Your stool looks amazing...white legs will look perfect Rondell! ~Deb~