The Habitat for Humanity ReStore never fails to reward my treasure-hunting soul.
Some little trinket always comes home with me,
and I can assure you, it's probably the cheapest shopping trip I make.
During a recent excursion there
where I discovered a sweet little hobnail light fixture
(which you can read about here),
I came across this sad looking stool
with a misconstrued, mangled, faux leather, and just plain ugly attempt at a cushion stapled on top.
It was lacking a price tag.
I offered $5.00.
They counter offered $8.
I shoved dollar bills at them as fast as I could and danced out of the building.
This poor stool was so nasty that I felt it needed a bit of dressing up for its first photo shoot
with some newly dyed cheesecloth.
It had a ridiculous number of staples holding the (p)leather to the seat...
which I pulled out
one by one
using a flat-head screwdriver and pliers.
After a quick sanding session,
I mixed up a container of Annie Sloan Chalkpaint
using 1:1 ratio of Old White and Pure White
and slapped two coats on her.
A little distressing on her legs to add a time-worn look,
and she was ready for her shabby chic debut.
A little prairie stool
perfect for sitting and doing intricate work at my workbench
under the warmth of a vintage light.
Oh, and I received a sweet email this past week from a friend in Australia.
It was such a blessing!
I had the recent honor of being included in the "Blogroll Spotlight" among many talented and creative women featured in Kerryanne's new e-zine called Simply Shabbilicious.
It holds pages and pages of everything that we love all in one place.
Shabby, French, and vintage inspired gorgeousness, beautiful homes, inspiring creative spaces,
amazing people, lovely blogs, and special events.
It is just one beautifully published piece of art!
Kerryanne is the author of a wonderful shabby chic inspired blog
entitled Shabby Art Boutique by Woodberry Designs.
You can visit her here
and congratulate her on her new adventure!
And you can subscribe to her amazing new e-zine here!
Thank you so much, Kerryanne!
~ Blessings ~