19 September 2008

Rehab Rehash

Hiya gals! I've been a little busy in the real world for the past few days so I'm a little behind on my blogging. I thought I would resurrect another furniture rehab post from when I first started blogging.

And maybe it will be a little inspiration for Valarie who just won my giveaway for a similar stool.

Here's the before:



And the after:



If you want to read the original post that has a few more pictures, click here. And if you want a tutorial that will show you how to do a project similar project, click here.

And stay tuned next week where I'll bring you another installment in our series of furniture rehab tutorials. If you want to catch up on the previous installments, check them out here.

Furniture Rehab 101

Furniture Rehab 201


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36 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

Valarie said...

This is so absolutely crazy! I was replying to your e.mail when my computer sorta froze up, and I lost the e.mail I was writing. I had just gotten through typing that I started looking for a stool when I saw this post on your blog! I love this stool! I will e.mail you in the morning, because I just a little tired and about to go to sleep. :)

Nikki said...

The colors are so fun in this rehab!

Congrats to Valarie!

Mrs. B said...

Hi Kimba! I remember that stool from when your blog was new! I still love it! All your furniture rehabs are great. Real life has been hectic for me too lately. Hope you can relax this weekend!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Your pumpkins look great! Did you ever see the Monogrammed B O O white pumpkins Shannon over at 'Bless our Nest' did?
I've got all the supplies now, just have to monogram them.
M.L.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

I love that stool! You do make it seem easy enough that I would maybe brave trying it soon.

Jean said...

ah the memories that stool stirred within me... I grew up with same said! It was being used for sewing purposes. I'd strip all the paint, stain it dark if not dark wood already, varnish it, and recover it with real leather. That's my style!

Darlene said...

I remember that rehab...it is still ADORABLE. Actually, everything you do is ADORABLE!!!

Dreaming of Mermaids said...

oooh that is nice! Awesome job!

duchess said...

Black, white & yellow are always good together.

I need to go junking & see what I can come up with.

Have a great weekend.

Amanda said...

This stool has been stuck in my head since going back and reading your blog from the begining. The yellow paint with the black and white fabric are simply fabulous together. If you have a second today I'd love for you to check out 1 of the "makeovers" I just finished. Have a great day! ~Blessings~

anne said...

I'm in love. The yellow with the damask print...too much! Beautiful job.
Our consignments shops really stinkaroo around here, but I have to give them another go...I need a project!!!

FeFe@Good Intentions said...

Love it! Lucky winner. And I love the pumpkins too!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Yep - remember it well....back then...before you were famous! :)
If real life is crazy...you need my 4 meals in 4 minutes give away that I'm doing.

Courtney said...

It's refreshing to know that I'm not the only one who occasionally lets real life get in the way of blogging life. Have a fabulous weekend, Kimba!!!

Alison said...

Hi Kimba!! First of all, I LOVE your site and it rocks!! I found you through my friend Amanda Ritter(My Fragrant Life) I have learned so much just browsing through all your posts. This stool is divine! The lucky gal who won it is going to love it. I have SO many questions for you about little projects I wanna do!! For starters..my youngest daughter Catherine is 6. I am still in the process of re-doing her room.I have it painted a dark kiwi green and her furniture is black.(LOVE this combination of colors)The thing is she had a small vanity with mirror. It is cherry wood. I am DYING to refinish it and paint it black(distressed look_which I dont know how to do!)and do the legs on her little stool/bench black. The cushion on her little bench/stool is a VERY UGLY old fabric. I have fabric in mind but dont know how to put a different fabric over it.The seat is firmly attached to the legs of the stool! I know I could learn a ton from you and would appreciate ANY suggestions! I could post pics of the bench and vanity for you here or on my blog so you could take a look! Soo glad I found you and look forward to all your future projects and posts! ~Alison~(www.sagefamilyfour.blogspot.com)

ROXY said...

Oh I love the color!! It's so cherry. What other colors are in the room it will go in?

Love the blog:)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Love that stool...it is so cute! Have a great weekend and we'll see you next week for your rehabs! :)
Carrie

Tausha said...

love it! So I found some of those plastic trick or treat pumpkins for 50 cents while thrifting-I want to spray them a couple of colors-u know instead of bright orange! Crazy I know-
So-do you think I can just get the plastic spray paint and go to town-or do I need to do something to do them first.
I had to ask you cause you are the queen! You should have a shirt that says you are the queen! I have one that says "the princess has spoken" Perfect walmart find!

Sarah Mae said...

I can't wait to see more rehabing - you are so inpiring!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

It's still cute!!! The colors are great!!!

m ^..^

Amanda said...

Hey hope you dont mind but I just tagged your white pumpkins in my blog. Also LOVE LOVE the yellow bench with Black and white fabric- it would soooo go in my laundry room.

Veggie Mom said...

Oh, I just love "projects" like this! And it turned out so well, too! You're a talented gal!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Oh my gosh! I love it! I love the choice of colors, and the nicley turned legs.

Layla said...

Two words.
CUTIE.
PA-TOOTIE.

:-)
Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Sunny said...

I knew rehab had become popular for a reason! Rehab is awesome and soooo cute!

Virginia said...

I'm new to your blog , so is nice to look at old post. Very enjoyable.
Blessings, Virginia

Bella Casa said...

So pretty!

I just got a gossip chair today at a garage sale and can't wait to get going on it!!!

Bella :)

Twice as Nice said...

I have a stool exactly like this. I paid $1.00 for it at a yard sale this summer. I've painted it black but haven't recovered it yet. When I do I'll post it.

Gypsy aka Tam said...

I love your pumpkin painting idea and that stool turned out great.
Oh btw - Congrats! I have an award for you, please stop by to pick it up!
Have a wonderful day,
Tam

Angie said...

Love the combo of the yellow and black and white on the stool! Too cute!

Lorie said...

It turned out so cute!! Great job.

AJ said...

I so love that cute little stool:)

ROXY said...

I looked at your other rehab projects and I just love that blue stool! It's such a fun color! Thanks for sharing:)

Jennifer said...

That is so wonderful! I just love that stool! Maybe I will do something like that with my antique rocking chair that I just found. I posted it on my blog.

bloggin' Chrystal said...

This is great! Thanks for the step by step instructions.

The Hinesley House said...

Oh my goodness that is so cute! Why can't I find pieces like that and make them into something beautiful?