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A Farmhouse Stool gets a Facelift + Fall Roundup

A Farmhouse Stool gets a Facelift + Fall Roundup 1

Fall is in full swing in our neighborhood right now, and we have come up with so many fun projects and decor posts lately. (Which I will share later). But first, we have had this stool done and ready for it’s own story for awhile now. It’s small, but turned out so cute!

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I have seen these kind of simple farmhouse stools before, in fact, Vicki has a couple I know for sure! This particular one wasn’t cute previously, however like all the pieces we pick up, a little paint does wonders!

It started out with a very weird looking stain on it. I’m not exactly sure what it was at all, looked very watery and wasn’t the greatest of browns. Therefore we determined it needed some paint to freshen it up. The design plan was to give it a distressed look to go with the farmhouse style, so I choose two paint colors for a layered look.


First we painted the entire stool with Annie Sloan’s ‘Duck Egg Blue’ which is such a beautiful muted blue-green. Once dry we put ‘Old White’ (also by Annie Sloan) over the top. One coat of each was all it took.


One of my favorite ways to distress a piece is to spray a mixture of water and white vinegar over the piece and wipe with a clean cloth. It is a soft distress and really brings out the under-layer of paint. I then like to take a fine grit sanding block to further distress the piece.


The water mixture is great for the flat parts you want distressed and the sanding block works extra well for all the edges.

In some places I took the distressing all the way down to the brown underneath which really warmed up the stool. I also loved seeing all three of those colors!


In the inside apron of the stool instead of painting over the duck egg blue color with the white, I left it and love that at some angles you can see the duck egg peeking through.


I picture this cute little piece sitting on a porch with some pretty decor all around it. Or it would be adorable in an entryway or mudroom!


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Here is what we have been busy doing with our decorating this fall.

Fall Front Porch Decor + Blog Hop | Timeless Creations, LLC

Fall Front Porch + Blog Hop

Fall Vignette Inspirations | Timeless Creations, LLC

Fall Vignette Ideas to Decorate Your Home

Fall Tablescape | Timeless Creations, LLC

We created a White & Wood Fall Tablescape

DIY Sweater Pumpkin Fall Wreath | Timeless Creations, LLC

DIY your own Fall Wreath with this easy tutorial.

Fall Decor Shopping Guide: When your not a DIY'er | Timeless Creations, LLC

And for those of you who aren’t DIY’ers we rounded up some great fall decor items.

DIY a faux pumpkin garland using glitter tape! | Timeless Creations, LLC

We came up with a DIY Faux Pumpkin Garland, easy enough for anyone to put together.


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    October 14, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I love it and the way you distressed it! Pinned.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      October 19, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting and pinning Cheryl!!

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    Christine at Light and Savvy
    October 17, 2016 at 9:51 am

    This is a great makeover…I love the colors you used! Pinned this and several other of your Fall posts for later! Hugs- Christine at Light and Savvy

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      Kristen & Vicki
      October 19, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you so much for all your pins! We appreciate it!

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    Botanic Bleu
    October 17, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Paint works wonders, especially white paint. Thanks for sharing your talent at Monday Social.


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    Grandmas House DIY
    October 18, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Great makeover! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party – hope to see you at the next one that starts tomorrow! Pinned!

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    October 19, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Hi Kristen! I love how when furniture is painted and distressed it just looks like it’s been around for ages…like it has a story.

    Thank you for sharing and linking up at Dishing It & Digging It! We enjoy having you each week! 🙂

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      Kristen & Vicki
      October 19, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you so much Lori, I totally agree and we just love to transform pieces!

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    October 19, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    What would we do without paint, right?! Thanks for sharing #homemattersparty

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    October 19, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    What a beautiful white table! I like the blue undertones! Such a lovely job!!

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    Amanda @ The Kolb Corner
    October 20, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Beautiful paint job! I never knew about the vinegar and water trick, I will definitely try that next time I am distressing. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      October 24, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you Amanda! The vinegar and water trick makes distressing very easy and is a bit of a softer look. Good luck trying it!

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    [email protected]
    October 20, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Love your farmhouse stool. I’ve heard of the vinegar and water trick but have never used it. Thank you so much for sharing at Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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      [email protected]
      October 22, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      I am featuring your farmhouse stool and fall roundup at Snickerdoodle today.

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        Kristen & Vicki
        October 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Thank you so much for your feature Sharon! We appreciate it!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      October 24, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks Sharon! The vinegar and water make the distressing easier, and is a softer look. Good luck!

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    October 24, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Aw I love how this turned out. It looks so great!!

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