Here is just a sample of the cute stuff you might find at my yard boutique.I found this footstool tucked away at a thrift store hidden from view. At some point in its life someone tried to paint this stool pink but failed miserably, making it look like melted ice cream down the legs. The fabric had never been replaced and it was filthy and out of date.
I knew I wanted it instantly; just the day before, I was searching Craigslist for a foot stool.I recalled seeing a vintage footstool in Target that I had coveted but had no need for at the time. Well, here is my version, painted in Graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, then Coco, then some dark wax. The distressing was tricky, I really wanted a very worn look but I just couldn't handle that pink showing through. I should have thought it through better and sanded the pink off first. I was just so excited to cover it up!
I recovered the top with some burlap I had around and stenciled on some words with acrylic paint. I used The Graphics Fairy blog as inspiration for my wording on the burlap.
I just love it now, it's a little tall for my chair but unless something better comes along I might have to keep it.
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