Thursday, March 3, 2011

DIY Vanity Stool/Bench

I found this vanity stool/bench at Goodwill last week.  I've been wanting to try painting a piece of furniture, figured I'd try something small. It doesn't really match my house, but I saw some good potential.
  I unscrewed the cushion and did a light sanding to the entire piece.
I applied one coat of white spray paint primer and two coats of white spray paint. The finish is smooth, as opposed to using a brush to paint. 
I had a few fabric choices, but thought this would be the funnest to use. I bought this at Ikea for $1.99 for the yard back in December. I had no use for it, but thought it was cute.
I found the exact center of the fabric by folding it in half (both ways) and cut it to the size that I needed. When I placed it on the cushion all I had to do was measure the sides to make sure the design fell within the exact center. 
What do you think? Total transformation for a few bucks. 

Thanks!

28 comments:

Allison@FabRehab 3/03/2011  

perfection! are you addicted now?

Mr. Goodwill Hunting 3/03/2011  

Once you start you cant STOP!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

tale of many cities 3/03/2011  

ahhh now you've gotten the BUG!! muhahahahah ;)
looks really great!!

Margaret 3/03/2011  

See?! That wasn't so bad! And what a great way to find the center of the fabric.
I think maybe why you haven't tackled many painted pieces before is 'cause your fab mid-century inclined-style tends to embrace the look of natural wood. Way to go trying something new!

Next, you need to try glazing!

Margaret
www.sugarandspackle.com

Tracey 3/03/2011  

Stunning! I love it. :)

Tara Lauren 3/03/2011  

Nice work girl! Looks great!

jeanette from everton terrace 3/03/2011  

Yep, super cute. I'm currently sitting on a chair that needs exactly this kind of redo. Can't decide on the fabric but oh how I wish you were my neighbor that I could con into doing it for me :)

A Vintage Vine 3/03/2011  

Love it...the fabric is perfect!

DomesticJenny 3/03/2011  

Love this fabric!

Erin Zacharda 3/03/2011  

What a great transformation!! It looks much better white and that fabric was a great find!
Thanks for linking up to The After Party :) Looking forward to getting to following your blog!
~Erin

Vicky 3/03/2011  

Isn't it great to find one of those stools? I snatched mine up the second I saw it. Great fabric. You are going to have to do a house tour soon so we can see how your treasures are fitting into the house.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper 3/03/2011  

i love that fabric! i saw it at IKEA and loved it there and wondered what i could use it for- it is perfect on that stool! great job!!!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} 3/03/2011  

Very cute! Great makeover! It's always amazing what a little paint and new fabric can do to a piece! Thanks so much for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse Party!

Trisha 3/04/2011  

That fabric looks so great! What a cute piece! Don't you just love Goodwill? :)

elizabeth@themustardceiling 3/04/2011  

Looks great, I'm still searching the thrift stores for items to transform. I love your fabric choice!

Marie C. 3/04/2011  

Very pretty!

I saw your link at the "Catch a Glimpse Thursday" party & am now a follower. :-)

Macarena - Chic et Posh 3/04/2011  

You did it again! Girl, you ought to have a tv show! Thinking about it... what about making videos of you while performing your outstanding DIY Projects? I'd love to see them here! Have a great weekend! XoXo :)

GoldenValley50 3/05/2011  

Looks fabulous. Love the fabric!

bliss. 3/05/2011  

Love the fabric!!! Great piece! Have a great weekend!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net 3/05/2011  

I love a quick and easy makeover! You did a great job.
gail

Laurie 3/06/2011  

Great job- I have the same fabric but in red. I didn't have any use for mine either, I just made pillows, that I will eventually post on my blog, when I get around to it
-Laurie
Circle of Bliss

The Loops 3/06/2011  

So cute! I'm a new follower! I'd love for you to stop by!

Amy 3/06/2011  

Looks great! I am in the mood to find a stool!

Kimberlea@SaVvyDeCor 3/06/2011  

The fabric you chose is lovely! Great job! I actually have this bench and vanity in my basement. Now I am excited to transform it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Judy 3/07/2011  

That really looks amazing. I have been looking for a bench like this. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back. Thanks so much.

Splendiferous Girls 3/08/2011  

That turned out so cute..

sherry

http://splendiferousgirlsclub.blogspot.com

Erin 3/10/2011  

I love your stool! I just picked one up at Goodwill for $10 and am waiting for my fabric to arrive. I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals 3/26/2011  

I love that freakin fabric! It totally makes the piece. Thanks for linking up!!

Love your guts
mandi

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