Wednesday, August 1, 2012

French Gray Vanity Stool

I wish I had the before pics of this vanity stool, but I've had it for over a year.  It had the original wood finish and no seat.  So I let a student re-do the seat with a piece of foam I already had on hand.  The foam is a little too high, but I still love this little stool.

I added the applique and painted the whole thing primer gray and sent it off with the student to re-do as a classroom project.  I got it back and have just now decided to finish the project.

This little piece has the most gorgeous legs, doesn't she?  My friend, Miss Flibbertigibbet, did a recent post on how to do a faux zinc finish.  That was the inspiration I was waiting for.  I went over my gray primer with gesso and wiped it back.  Then I came in with my Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and just dry brushed the painted surfaces.  After that, I came back with a light coat of dark wax.  To see the exact instructions for the faux zinc finish from Miss Flibbertigibbet click here.

I'm a sucker for anything with carved details and this little gal reeled me in hook, line and sinker.  Below you can see what she looked like with just the gray primer.  She really needed something to accentuate her beauty and curves, don't you think?

Thanks so much for visiting.  I love it when you stop by.

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Inma M. said...

Sencillamente encantador

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Thanks so much for the shout out! I think it looks wonderful! Student? I need a student! Where can I get a student? Perfect solution for too much stuff and only two hands! That's me!

Jody and Stan said...

This is such a wonderful project. I love how your French stool turned out! Thanks for stopping by with your lovely comment. Have a wonderful week!


cathywhatisoldisnew said...

This turned out great! The extra height on the seat looks plump and cozy and paint finish is fantastic with the curvy legs.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Very pretty Miss Maggie! I kind of like the thick padding. It makes it seem a little like a tuffet!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the shape of that little beauty. Nice job on the finish.

Judy Bigg said...

Yes, the legs of the piece do look great especially after your work on them.

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow!! looks gorgeous!!

Brenda Kula said...

She's got lovely legs indeed!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Looks great. It's amazing how a little applique can change it up so much! Your student did an excellent job on seat! Man. I want to be one of or have one of your students.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the stool....I did not know you taught...Do you teach upholstery?? Your student did a great job and I love that finish!


NanaDiana said...

That is really, really cute, Maggie! It is wonderful- xo Diana

Bliss said...

A tuffet!


Rita said...

Hi Maggie,
I'm visiting from French Country Cottage to admire your beautiful stool.
she's soooooo pretty and chic.
I'm loving the color and the appliques which give her an amazing frenchy look.
so glad to have found you.

suzyq said...

This is the prettiest stool transformation ever! I love it!
Your newest follower- would love
to have you come by and follow back when you have the time,.
Big Hugs,

Inspired by you said...

I really think it is so lovely!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

This is really lovely--the applique makes it perfect!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

She's a beauty!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So sweet! Sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Just so beautiful, Maggie--I love the legs, and the seat is nicely done as well--gorgeous!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Great re-do. I love little pieces like these and the applique adds such a nice touch.

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

This stool is so lovely and I love the details you added, really made it more beautiful.