Farmhouse Stool Makeover


See how a plain Goodwill stool was given a vintage farmhouse makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

Hello my lovely friends!  I had a great morning visiting a few estate sales with my mom.  I didn’t buy a lot but I did bring home a few special pieces for my booth.  I’ll be sure to show you soon.  🙂

Today’s makeover is this padded stool that I featured in last week’s Treasure Hunting post (I called it a small bench… pretty much the same thing right?).

See how a plain Goodwill stool was given a vintage farmhouse makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

It’s a Goodwill find with a removable seat.

The first thing I did was remove the pleather and throw it away.

See how a plain Goodwill stool was given a vintage farmhouse makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

I painted the base in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, lightly distressed it, and then gave it a coat of clear wax.

I chose a beautiful feed sack fabric from Farmhouse Wares for the seat.  Unfortunately, the wood was too thick for the lightweight upholstery gun that I’ve been using for years and I might have killed it (oops).  I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy the heavy duty one anyway, and it worked like a charm!  (Both staple guns are from Hobby Lobby.)

See how a plain Goodwill stool was given a vintage farmhouse makeover.  girlinthegarage.netTada!  So much prettier now.

See how a plain Goodwill stool was given a vintage farmhouse makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

The fabric is totally gorgeous for this piece.  <3

See how a plain Goodwill stool was given a vintage farmhouse makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

It has a vintage farmhouse feel, don’t you think?

See how a plain Goodwill stool was given a vintage farmhouse makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

Here’s the inside – there weren’t any problems so I kept it the same.

See how a plain Goodwill stool was given a vintage farmhouse makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

Here’s a handy before/after comparison:

See how a plain Goodwill stool was given a vintage farmhouse makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

What do you think of my farmhouse stool makeover?  I’d love to know.

Have a lovely day, my friends!

Jen

See all of my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint projects and tutorials HERE.

Find all my tips for doing a chair/seat makeover HERE.


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5 Comments on Farmhouse Stool Makeover

  1. Charla Ricketts
    April 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you! I have this exact stool. My mom used it at her sewing machine when I was growing up. But, mine is really ugly! I’m so excited to see what you did with yours, now I want to do mine!

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  2. Wendy Johnson
    April 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Very nice. It looks very similiar, in its original state to the bench that came with my grandmas old singer sewing machine (late 50s, early 60s)

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  3. Carol Paulus-Kalis
    April 9, 2015 at 10:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Jen,
    I agree with Wendy and Charla. This stool came with a console sewing machine. That is why the seat opens up. Sewers would put their fabric, bobbins, scissors, etc. under the seat of the stool. Your (farm stool) looks fine. Good job!
    Carol P-K

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  4. Paula@SweetPea
    April 10, 2015 at 7:41 am (2 years ago)

    Glad to read the comments because I wondered what someone would store under the stool’s seat. Your makeover is perfect! Love the fabric that you used.
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  5. Debbie
    April 14, 2015 at 10:26 am (2 years ago)

    I have the very same stool that was my mother’s sewing machine stool, from the 40s I think. I haven’t painted it yet, but have always loved it!! We’ve used it as an extra seat at the table and for my little desk in the kitchen! Yours is sooo cute! Now I have to rethink things a little!

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