Monday, October 21, 2013

Yellow and Blue Toile Garden Stool


My mom has the most beautiful garden. If you haven't seen it yet, check out My Family Visit to Pasco. Since she has such a large and gorgeous garden I like to make her things to add some extra vintage charm. This little stool was a perfect find.
I scored the stool from a local flea market for $5.00. It has this really beautiful toile mosaic on the top and was very sturdy. 

Although it was painted (unsure why you would choose black), I updated it using two Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Colors.


The first two coats is using the Cream. The strong cream base is what I wanted to show through the blue. 

Then I painted one coat of Napoleonic Blue. After it dried I lightly distressed with a damp cloth and fine grit sand paper. 

Since this garden stool will be outdoors I did not apply any wax. 


I was very happy with final outcome. 



To me it looks like French country. 



So when you sit in the garden with a nice glass of wine and some fruit and cheese, you have a stool to put your feet up. 


Looks good in my mom's garden. My dad made my mom this little sitting area, it's her zen area with a shaded pergola and chairs. 

Any questions? Let me know. 

~Amanda