My Mr. Wonderful was out of town last week, M-F. That means I can make a mess and not have to clean it up before he gets home at night. I can paint indoors, with air conditioning, and he won't know. And I really cut loose and don't make the bed all week! Ya, I know I'm a wild woman.
So I cleaned junk, I ate out, I painted, I junked, I upholstered, I stayed up late watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer with my daughter. I ignored it for all those years and now I'm hooked, go figure.
Here's one of my projects, the before, well after I took a yucky piece of vinyl off the top.
It's an old shoe store fitting stool. I wish the oil cloth was in better shape cause I kinda like it like this.
This is what it looks like now. I wanted to put it in my daughters closet so she could reach the top shelves. "Ah, Mom, I'm 5' 10', I don't need a stool to reach the top shelves of my closet."
Who knew? Not me down here at a mere 5'6".
The old finish was barely hanging on, sanded off very easily. At first I just white washed it but I didn't think I liked it or the way it looked with any of my fabric choices. Now I think I should have looked for different fabric. This needs something, sanding? upholstery tacks? something done with that 'tongue'?
I have a couple other projects I took care of last week but I'll share those in another post.
Have a look at the other White Wednesday posts at
Kathleen's Faded Charm.