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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Great legs on this old stool.Before-After

Featured: Thanks Angie
Knick of Time Interiors
 I love to restore ... I found this industrial stool at the 25¢ Sale at Fabulous Finds Thrift Store parking lot sale, so I grabbed it ... pretty sad looking but had good legs and rollers. 

Yep ... paid 25¢ ... one Quarter ... for it !!  
Her shiny chrome legs were a little rusty and pitted so Mr. Z. rubbed, sanded and cleaned them up to a paint-able condition.

I had been hearing so much about Rust-Oleum oil rubbed bronze paint, I just had to try it on these legs.  Looks like she has been in the sun too long. 
I taped the rollers to shield them from the paint.

After removing the red vinyl seat cover, I determined the next seat cover was done by a man, because most men think Duck-tape is the best thing since sliced bread and it will fix everything.  
Anyway, my Mr. Z. does. 
(actually, originally came from a man's workshop)
  Well, let me tell you ... this was the hardest to remove Duck-tape that I have ever come across. I thought he had used liquid nails to apply it, but was told that some of the older duck-tape was that way ... gooey-glue.

Long story short ... finally got that stuff off and found that several of the springs were broken. No way to repair those ... just removed ... filled the cavity in the seat with high-denisty foam ...   
stretched webbing across that ...  
added the original cotton back on ... 
well most of it ...
then upholstered with ticking fabric. No sewing ...
everything was either tacked or glued on. I used the raveled ends of the fabric to cover the cording.

Turned out pretty nice.
 I did not have a plan for it, but looking back ... it makes a neat kitchen stool and if I had considered that, I would have done it differently.

Thanks for the visit.  Hope your enjoyed.

Would love to hear from you.
Audrey Z. 

Linking to: 

Beyond the picket fence.Beyond The Picket Fence

Debbiedoo's Newbie Gradsa twist

Knick of Time 

2805 2805 Potpourri Friday#46  

I Gotta Create 


  1. Wow! looks much better! Total transfomation. I love the blue and white ticking and how clever of you to use the frayed pieces as edging. Very cute!


  2. Hi Audrey!
    This little stool...looks wonderful. I love the ORB and the ticking together. I also like how the piping looks. You did a great job on it and it looks good in the kitchen.
    ...was down your way today, in Temple. The weather was beautiful, windy but nice. Wasn't out in it...we were at the V.A.

    ...have a nice wrap up to the rest of your week, Pat

  3. Love this stool. The oiled paint finish really got my attention. I may have a project that will benefit from that tip. I like the way you are using it in the kitchen.

  4. I would have snatched that stool up at that price and then run before they realized they made a mistake. Great deal and wonderful transformation!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  5. What an awesome redo Audrey. Love the new fresh look. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Fantastic! You did an amazing job on this now lovely stool :) It truly looks wonderful and I love the little fringe. Have a lovely day.


  7. I am seriously in love with this stool. And for 25 cents. Love it even more!!! Totally pinning. :)

  8. I can't believe you got that stool for 25 cents! I adore ticking and you did an amazing job on it! I'll be featuring you next week at Knick of Time Tuesday!

  9. Great redo on the stool, Audrey. I'm sorry I haven't visited in awhile. I went through several of your posts. Love the way you have decorated your home for Fall. Congrats on being featured at DebbieDoos

  10. Great work. Love it!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Love, Annette

  11. i love mom had a bed that was the softest i had ever slept on and it was covered in blue ticking. my favorite part is the frayed edges - that just screams time worn, cozy and comfy! gosh i wish you were my neighbor, Bob would feel like Mr. Wilson on Dennis the Menace...cause I would be at your house ALL THE TIME!!! Cant wait till the next time I am down...I plan to perch myself on this little stool :) XOXO


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