Upcycled Thrift Store Stool

by - September 23, 2015

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!


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  1. Very cute stool! Don't feel bad, I haven't had much luck with those two methods either.


  2. Cute! I've got a little one like this, too, and it is perfect in a little corner.

  3. Hi Jeanine, your stool turned out great. I've not always had good luck with some transfers too. I guess it's just a hit or miss project. Yours was a big hit for the modpodge. Have a great weekend. cm

  4. Love your stool redo! I've not had luck with the Mod Podge transfer method either! Yours turned out great!


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