So this is the stool I picked up from the thrift store last week now...
It's so petite and I was really excited to give it a fresh look. I first gave it a few coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey. I wanted to try the wax paper transfer method, but it was an epic fail.
I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I could not get the ink to transfer on to the wood. So I had to scrap that plan, repaint the top of the stool and figure out my next step.
I decided to give the Mod Podge method another go. I haven't always been successful with that method either. It's always been hit or miss. This time I think it worked out well. After sanding down the top and the image, I'm happy with my vintage-looking, petite French stool!