Sunday, June 9, 2013

Red Stool Makeover!

WOW! Holy unintended blogging break!
 
Sometimes a gal just needs some time away from blogging (AKA I'm tired of my current home and don't want to do any projects until I'm moved)!
 
The hubs and I spent Memorial Day weekend getting moved and settled into our new place.  Don't worry, pictures to come eventually.  Since we're both working full time, only the weekends are left for DIY projects.  I'm also trying to take my time and plan out the whole decorating thing before plunging in, so projects are going to be slow going on this house.
 
I did, however, knock out this easy makeover this weekend!
 
 
I bought this ugly thing from a yardsale probably a year ago for maybe 2 bucks.  It's definitely not intended for sitting.  The poor little thing is rickety and lop-sided, but whatever, it's cute!
 
This makeover literally took me about 10 minutes.  I tossed this thing outside, slapped on a quick sloppy coat of red spray paint and called it a day. BAM! Instant gratification!
 
 
I bought the self-watering planter and the cacti from Home Depot.  All of that together cost me more than the chair makeover by itself, but the fun pops of color are totally worth it!
 
 
Pretty for sure the purple and pink flowers are hot glued onto the cacti, but supposedly they're a representation of what the eventual blooms will look like.  If not, I'll just keep the hot-glued blooms.  It'll be our little secret.

 
You may have noticed all the walls in this house are WHITE! Just look at the gorgeous light bouncing off the white walls - so much easier to photograph, even on a partly cloudy day!
 
I've probably even overexposed a lot of my photos, but I'm still learning how the heck to use my camera.
 

 
I have a MILLION ideas of DIY projects for the new place - so stick around if ya want.  Hopefully I'll be on a pretty steady stream of projects for the next 500 years!
 
Cheers!!
 
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15 comments:

  1. love the red! so fun! i have a vintage stool with old bright cherry red paint on it and i LOVE it! can't wait to see the new place! :)

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  2. That is one darling stool and perfect for a shot of red! Can't wait to see more of the new house and all the projects to come!

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  3. I have a similar one collection all kinds of dust and bugs in the garage. My hubs it;s been itching to throw it in the trash and I keep hanging on to it...now I know why...inspiration came from your blog! Thanks for sharing! I came over from Stephanie Lynn's party!
    have a great week, Lizy

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    1. Thanks Lizbeth!! My hubby is always fussing at me about holding onto projects for so long - don't they understand we have to wait for inspiration to strike! :) Hope you share yours if you finish it!!

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  4. In the spirit of your new place, I think you should sit down on that red stool, (move the cacti first) and do some brown cardboard box recycling projects and say good bye to moving!

    Bliss

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  5. Bam alright!! Love the colour and that it took ten minutes...gotta love a quickie!!

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  6. Your stool is a vintage model. I love the older ones myself, better than one I have with the steps on it that don't come out very far and are too small for my big feet. I have an older one also I bought at a flea mkt in Bowling Green, KY a few years ago, think she needs a new paint job, red for sure. Happy summer

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    1. Thanks! This was a lucky find at a yard sale! I bet your's will turn out great in red! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Love the red. Even better that it only took 10 minutes. You have to love projects like that.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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    1. Thanks Bev! Isn't it funny how sometimes the easiest projects turn out to be the best!! :)

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  8. It's GREAT! Better yet, Easy and Fast! :)

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  9. Love it! A bargain, vintage style and red (my all time favorite decorating color)~ can it get any better than that?

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    1. Thanks Kim!! This is my first furniture project I've ever used red on and I love it! It's such a fun color!!

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