Refurbished Stools…

I don’t do it nearly often enough, but another passion of mine is refurbishing furniture! 

I guess when you only have so many free hours in the day, something has gotta give. But every now and then I come across something that I simply cannot pass by. Which is what happened with these stools I stumbled across at an Estate Sale a while back.

I had so much fun taking them from this…

To this…

It was an easy fix with some sanding, a can of spray paint and some scrap fabric and piping!

My true passion though is getting down and dirty with a nail, hammer and staple gun – and truly taking a piece of furniture apart and refurbishing it! With an antique loveseat, sofa rocker, and baby glider under my belt – I always have my eye out for prize pieces.  Something about listening as the furniture speaks to you while you take it apart one piece at a time, figuring out how it is put together, and really just building up a good working sweat.  Knowing what the work of your hands has created.  I love it all! And once you are done, you have a piece of furniture you will love forever. The pieces I have made, are truly my favorite in the whole house.

Now as for sanding and painting things, that is another story. I love it, but am truly terrible at it! I have tried dressers and more simple tables before, trust me when I say – it looks like a 10 year old did it when all is said and done.

I stick with what I know, something that involves fabric.   And I truly love it.  Some day…

But for now, I thought I would share these stools with you.  Aren’t they cute?  Still love that Parisville fabric by Tula Pink :).

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    Ahh, yes painting is a drag. A few years ago we invested in a Wagner paint sprayer for about $60 when we refinished our kitchen cabinets. Totally worth the money! Its like having spray-paint in any color you want because you get to pick the color from the mega wall of paint samples instead of the 20 shades of spray-paint cans. And get GOOD paint, don’t cheap out on it.

    Your chairs are ADORABLE! Love them!

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