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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Milking Stool ~ Make-Over



Hi, friends . . . today I thought that I would show you
this little project.

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  I found this little stool at the Goodwill for $2.99.




...and after a little paint,
and a little distressing,
it looks like this :)







ready for any little milkmaid to sit on,
or stand on to reach the sink :)

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I hope you like it .

Keep making the world a prettier place . . .
one project at a time.



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  Have a great day,
Connie 








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47 comments:

  1. That's cute Connie! You did get a good deal! I bought my milk stool off Craigslist for $10 and was pleased as punch. $3 would have been even better ☺

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    1. Hi Kelly, thanks for the visit, it is always a please to see your face pop up in my comment list. It was a good deal . . . I am a bit of a penny pincher, therefore; I'm always looking for super deals. I got that from my Mom. Everyone said that she would hold on to a penny until Able Lincoln yelled ouch, LOL.

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  2. Yes I like it. I like everything you do!!! Where will you put it and how will you use it?

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    1. Hi Ginny, If I ever get a booth, it will probably go there, unless I find someone that can use it before then. Then it will probably become a gift :) I am delighted that you like it.

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  3. Such a sweet makeover!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  4. Such a great job on the painting. How did you do the graphic - is it reverse Mod Podge? I always love milking stools - you got a deal on it.

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    1. Hi Donna, I used inkjet transfer paper and a wood burning iron :)

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  5. What a fabulous transformation! Its gorgeous! Thank you for following me I am following you now too! I look forward to seeing more of fabulous work! xx

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    1. Hi Chris and welcome. I get so excited each time I make a new friend :)
      I'm looking forward to getting to know you better and to sharing ideas.

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  6. I love your little milk stool make over and I love the price even more! I have cabin fever from being sick and am badly in need of a visit to the thrift store!!! Thanks for sharing! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Nancy, I do hope that you get to feeling better very soon. There is nothing like going to the thrift store and finding an incredible treasure to lighten your spirits and put a smile on your face.
      Get well soon; I'll put you in my prayers.

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  7. What a deal! And, you did a great job. The distressing looks like it really is old. I can't imagine where you found the decal for it. It helps give it a feel of being antique. Very cute!

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    1. Distressing a project is always fun . . . I work a little bit of stress off doing it, too. That is if I'm loaded down with any. I guess I should save these type of projects for days when I am stress out, it might be great therapy, LOL.

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  8. What a sweet stool. Love your makeover. I have a heart shaped milking stool, and your makeover wants me to pull it out and get started on it. Thanks for sharing.
    Candy
    PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Candy . . . it sounds like you have the perfect little project to do. Have fun :)

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  9. Very pretty, Connie! I've got my eye out for a little two step stool for my granddaughter to use. She is into washing her hands of the "mesh" lately. While I have stools here she likes to stand on, I'm not really comfortable with it as they really aren't for standing on. The one she uses in the bathroom currently, to reach the sink, is actually a small stool to sit on, but I think it would be nice if she had her own little stool.

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    1. Hi Kathy, it wasn't that long ago that my granddaughters needed a little stool, too. They (stools) are a great way to give them a little independence at the bathroom sink . . . "Mesh" how cute :)

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  10. Very cute, and it looks fabulous in white!

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    1. Hi Terri, I'm happy that you like it :)

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  11. Connie- That is really cute. I can see some sweet little milk maid carrying that out to milk a goat!;>) xo Diana

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    1. Oh, if I lived in the country I would love to have a goat to milk :)

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  12. Sweet....I love it.
    I just sanded a little stool last night goning to paint it tonight & create a gathering on top of it to sell on Ebay..

    Blessings
    Tonya

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    1. Hi Tonya, I hope you post it on your blog, so we can see:)

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  13. Oh c'est tres bien fait Connie !!!

    Bonne semaine!!

    xxx Maria xxx

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  14. It's beautiful! Excellent work, as always :). Have a wonderful day!
    Maria

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    1. Hi Maria . . . you are always so sweet, thank you :)

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  15. Excellent makeover. You are so talented at distressing! I'd never have known this was not original. I like your milk maid reference.

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    1. Hi Melanie, it is always a pleasure to get a visit . . . have a great day.
      Here's wishing you sunshine and flowers.
      When the sun is shining in Seattle it is a magical city :)

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  16. How adorable! I love the color and the graphic and the distressing looks so natural.

    Great job, Connie:)

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  17. You definitely made the world prettier with that project! The stool came out great out, love the white and the colorful graphic. Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

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    1. Hi Laura, and thank you so much :)

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  18. I love it! I have an old milking stool in my closet. Hubby used it to put a cold drink on it once and it got a big watermark stain on it. Is my only hope for it to paint it?

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    1. Hi Judy . . . try this :)
      1. Spread about 2 Tablespoons of mayonnaise on a paper towel.
      2. Place the paper towel on the white water mark. Press lightly.
      3. Leave the mayonnaise on the stain about 15 minutes.
      4. Lift the paper towel and check the stain. If the mark remains, rub more mayo into it again and check it later.
      5. Stain should be gone. Reapply if necessary.
      Have a wonderful day and thanks for the visit :)

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  19. I like it very much! Very pretty indeed.

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    1. Hi Sara . . . so happy that you like it. :)

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  20. Hi Connie,

    Love the stool!!! Very cool. I always enjoy coming to visit as I never know what I will find next!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, I know what you mean . . . I'm always trying something new :)

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  21. Wow, I love how you have rejuvanted that little stool, Connie. It looks lovely!

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    1. Hi Jackie . . . thank you so much :)

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  22. Oh, Connie, I love finding those little stools and your transformation is ADORABLE!

    CAROL

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