Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Little Distress~ Furniture That Is

The holiday's are over.


The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is very tiresome for me and a bit overwhelming- the shopping, the cookie exchanges, this Christmas program, that Christmas program, this gift exchange, traveling here and there, and all the cooking.

Don't get me wrong, I love the sights and sounds of the Christmas season, but I'm a bah-humbug for Christmas shopping and looking for the "perfect gift."

Now that the Christmas trees are down, the cookies have been eaten, and the parties are over, I'm looking for a little peace and quiet.

Today is my first official day of track out.  All the kids were back in school and hubby back at work. I had the whole day to myself. Nirvana~

Time to myself means a lot of time to CRAFT.

I picked up a bar stool from a yard sale back in the summer for a very minimal cost.  I used it as a plant stand on the front porch to hold a beautiful plant until a few weeks ago when the plant had to come inside. After very little thought, I decided to "spiff" it up a little.

I used this primer.  To me it's the best. It will hide anything with very little sanding.

I gave the stool two good coats of primer on my craft room floor. Hubby Jagger didn't seem to mind.
After a few hours, I drug the stool into the garage and sprayed it with a satin Aqua color.  (I just love going into the Home Depot and looking at all the beautiful paint can lids.)I will not use anything other than Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover. It's a little pricey- around $3.50 a can, but it covers sooooo well.  I still have a lot left for my next project which is always a plus.
After it dried, I  sanded it around the edges, watered down a little acrylic paint, and gave it a little distressed look.
  This is the final product on display at my consignment shop. (If it doesn't sell by Spring, it will be back on my front porch again.)
Are you working on any projects? 
This week I will also be sharing a chevron desk makeover that I hate.  Stay tuned~
Thanks for stopping by~


  1. Thanks for the primer tip. I love to craft, but a get a little skiddish about painting furniture. :)

    1. I'm not afraid to sand, prime, and paint simple furniture. I'm not quite brave enought to try paint stripper. Thanks for reading today's post~


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