Tuesday, July 3, 2012

From Trash to Treasure

Hello everyone!

The other day, while browsing in an antique store, I came across something that caught my eye.  It needed a lot of TLC though. 

This is what it looked like when I found it.


Can you say............."awful"?!

I took it to my garage and scraped as much flaky paint off as possible.  Then used some sand paper to scrub the rest of the loose paint off.  I hosed it down and then let it dry. 

Can you believe the tag said that it had wonderful patina?  I guess you could call this patina.  It had a little too much for my taste though.  Also, the color was all wrong for my use.

Anyway.............here it is now that I gave it some TLC.


I painted it black with spray paint and then stenciled the number on the back with white craft paint. 


I'm using it in my kitchen.  I love the industrial farmhouse style it now has.


By the way, does it look like something you've seen before?  Possibly on my blog?

  If you guessed Carrie Raphael's kitchen that was featured in Country Home Magazine, then you're absolutely right!


My stool doesn't have the step ladder part, but it looks like a pretty good match otherwise.  This picture was my inspiration for my revamp. 

So what do you think? 

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

Linking to:  Wow-Us-Wednesday

33 comments:

Anne said...

Kelly,
LOVE IT!!!!! What a great transformation!!! Did you use a stencil? okay I may have to grab that stool back from my spot at the mall.I think I should keep it for a bit.I am having sellers remorse LOL.
((((Hugs)))
Anne
P.S. I need to look for that magazine!

missy max said...

I think you spent a whole lot of time and energy on that old rusty chair...Looks wonderful...and happier..

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love it Kelly!! It looks great in your kitchen. To bad Debbie wasn't having her copycat challenge, this would have been perfect!

Beth @A Little Country House said...

Very cool Kelly! I love industrial mixed with farm chic. Great find!

Judy said...

I love it Kelly, you did a great job!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Nice...and I love the black!

Melanie said...

Love it!! Looks awesome! Have been loooking for one at the right price. They are very hard to come by here! You did a fantaastic job!!!

Cheri said...

Kelly what a terrific job you did with some elbow grease. You were really able to see what it could be.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

WOW!!! I absolutely love this! Is it black chalk paint? or just regular? I found out the other day that there is such thing as black chalk spray paint!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Great minds think alike! Your chair is a twin to mine and I would never have thought to paint it black. The industrial look works well in your house. Great transformation!

I'm with you. I have no desire to sit on a chair that will leave rust sticking to my legs. :@

Deserae said...

Your new little stool looks wonderful after all that hard work!! Love the little number you stenciled on the back too :o) I have the same stool....I used it in my kitchen for years until I found my French bar stool. Of course mine is green and not nearly as cute as yours!!! LOL
Happy 4th of July!
~Des

JoAnne Weisser said...

Really cute ~ I love it!!

Gail said...

O'WOW Kelly, I love your trash to treasure project!! It looks great in your kitchen. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July, Gail

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great find, Kelly. Yep, it's a great match for the one in the mag. Fits perfectly in your home.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is so cute, but it did have great patina, too for those who love old chippy and rusty. Good job.

Michele Smith said...

I LOVE it Kelly! I knew it looked familiar, I have that same magazine and have been thinking of stenciling a number on the back on my red one I found at goodwill.
Thanks for the push! :)

Debby said...

I love the chair. I was looking back a couple years ago for youth chairs like this. They are hard to find. Love what you did with it.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It looks great in your kitchen Kelly! Loved it both ways...

Debra @ Common Ground said...

cool find, love it painted black!!

Cozy Little House said...

I love it, Kelly! We had one of those in our kitchen when I was growing up at my great-grandmother's house.
Brenda

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It is a very close match and looks terrific!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Very cute, love it in black and looks great in kitchen.

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- I love it. It had way too much "patina" for me in its original condition- xo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

You nailed it!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Kelly.....oh my gosh it is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just love it...and I want it...PLEASE!!!! what an amazing job you did....ahhhh!!!! x0

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a cute seat to that stool, Kelly! I can't believe you found the almost exact from an inspiration picture! Love the new color and the number stencil.

Linda said...

Fantastic! Love it...

Bliss said...

Now it has a wonderful patina!

~Bliss~

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kelly...what a really great chair!...Great job restoring it...Now, did you just put the number "14' on it as shown in the Country Living article, or does it have a special meaning...?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

WOW!! You did an awesome job on that chair, Kelly!!! Looks fantastic in your kitchen, too. Hope you had a wonderful Fourth! blessings ~ tanna

Designs By Pinky said...

We had a stool like this in our kitchen when I was growing up. It had the steps too. I should have saved it:):) Love what you did, it looks great in your kitvhen. XO, P

Sandy said...

I think you did great snapping-up that stool! I laughed when you talked about the patina. Was wondering why you stenciled the number 14 on it but now I know. It looks great in your kitchen! Love the industrial look.

CAS said...

Great job on restoring that stool. I guess, instead of nice patina, I would have said "nice bones"...lol! Anyway, you breathed new life into it.
CAS