August 10, 2012

Faux Grain Sack Camp Stool

What do you do when you have an ugly non-vintage camp stool in your vintage loving life?


Find a clean spot on my really-used-as-a-drop-cloth drop cloth, scrounge around for some painter's tape and buy a bottle of craft paint (because, out of the 100 bottles of craft paint I own, I never seem to have the correct shade that I am visualizing in my head).


I yanked off that nasty green covering and staple gunned my faux grain sack covering on it and I do not hate it anymore.


This whole project took about 15 minutes and the hardest part was putting the tape down evenly. Did you ever notice that when tape comes off the role it tends to be curved ever so slightly? Just enough to make a perfectionist cringe.


If you wanted the paint to be more permanent, you could add a textile additive to the paint. I'm all about looks here though (as you can tell from my latest haircut, lol), so I didn't bother.

Raspberry anyone?




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27 comments:

  1. Fun. I currently have three vintage stools like this waiting in the garage. I can't decide which fabulous fabric to recover them with...decisions, decisions. Determined to get them done in time for Springfield.

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  2. That is a cute transformation. REALLY neat. ENJOY.

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  3. Great-Great idea! Love how it turned out- xo Diana

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  4. Fooled me. Darling. The raspberries look wonderful. They're all done locally and just too expensive at the market.

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  5. It looks perfect to me!! Love this simple and charming project. Camping stools are being added to my ever growing list of things to look for.

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  6. Sweet & simple! Love it... now I just need an old camping chair because I want one!

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  7. My goodness that turned out perfect. I do have a vintage one in my living room as a little prop just for cuteness. (Is that a word I just made up?) Enjoy yours!

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  8. It's beautiful! Of course I don't think you can miss with blue & white and the raspberries make it look very summery and very patriotic!!

    I was just thinking about doing a similar project with some of my late mother-in-laws dish towels. She passed in 1980 and I'm still using the towels! I wanted to preserve them and make a table runner.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Mary

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  9. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. Ohhh..I love the new cover! Very pretty and bright. And as Im commenting Im noticing all your super cute animals!! I had a cat named Sheba. :)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this (and any other awesome post you have) at my Friday link party!
    http://www.thegrantlife.com/2012/08/financial-friday-fabulous-features.html

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  10. Oh my I LOVE this! That stool is so sharp! I totally relate to your choice of blue... it must be right after all! :)

    Pinning and sharing all over the land for SNS 147. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151109997851141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  11. Very cute--and those raspberries look delish!

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  12. Love them..I have a few camp stools waiting "patiently" for a makeover too! You've inspired me to get them done! Thanks :). Laurel

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  13. What a darling makeover. Your lines are perfection!

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  14. OOOOhhhhhh....SSSSqueeeel! I'm totally going to steal your idea!!!..."ahem" OK, let me calm down now. What I MEANT to say is that I'm extremely inspired by your wonderful post and hope to fashion my camp stools to be as lovely as yours. (better?) heehee

    Missy~JunkFest

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  15. Well how cute! This makes me want to go transform the stool I have out in the garage waiting for just such a re-do. Great job!!!

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  16. oh I LUV it...you are super crafty! :)

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  17. Great job, Pam! Hey, I'm going to use you as my go-to person for advice when I finally open up a face-book. (PS I'm so not ready yet).

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  18. Love it!!! Congrats for the feature at Love that Junk!

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  19. Cool stool!
    The raspberries look yummmmy!

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  20. Nice job Pam! I love this little stool. Thanks for sharing with the party. I am featuring you today!

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  21. This is cute. I love old camp stools, at least that 's what I call them! I redid a vintage one a few months ago and I just love it. Cost me fifty cents at a flea market! Yours has that nice nautical flair too:)

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  22. Just spotted this on your sidebar, Pam...what a great project! I have a set of old camp stools that are begging to be re-done...thanks for the inspiration!

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