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Saturday, April 18, 2009

So, I discovered "Heirloom White"...

I'll bet lots of us have these little step stools or have found them at thrift stores. As my home is rather small, er umm COZY, most things I have serve a dual purpose. This baby is not only a step stool, it's a decorative element AND it houses my "45's". Yes, my 45's.

While functional, it was rather an eye sore
and much to drab and
"heavy looking"
for my taste...
Old dress that
I've kept
simply because
I really loved
the print...
Well, as I mentioned. I discovered "Heirloom White" spray paint. Honestly, I really like the shade as it's not to "stark" and it seems to have a nice "creamy and vintage" look to it.

After...
I totally dig it

For those who've asked. The name of the paint is "Painter's Touch" in Heirloom White by Rustoleum. I found this brand at Home Depot. I hope you all have a great day!

25 comments:

Susie Homemaker said...

You have the touch! I love it...

Blessings,
Susie

Raggedy Girl said...

Rechelle:

It is really pretty. I love the fabric. I am in the middle of a bedroom make-over and I am ready to pack up and leave home. In order to make one room nice you have to make all the rest into disaster zones. We are actually sleeping on our bed but in the front room. My grand-kids are so confused but who isn't?

Roberta Ann-The raggedy Girl

Knitty said...

Super job! How nice that you'll see that print all the time now. :)

Terry said...

Whoa hold the phone !
I never thought about something this simple to use for my record collection.Yes I have lots of 45's
and nothing working at the moment to play them on ,but I love to sort thru them anyway .The Heirloom white is simply gorgeous.
Love the dress fabric.
You are so talented.
Thank you for sharing your gift.
I feel so inspired at this moment .
Thank you for the blessing.

Mildred said...

That turned out so pretty! How creative you are!

Jourdan said...

Great job! What a cheap, creative way to get a whole new look to an old (or rather, well loved :D ) piece of furniture...

Dixie said...

Rechelle... I've been looking for just the right color of white spray paint for a project... and now.. you found it for me! Do you have the brand name? I'd love to have it if you do...

you did a great job... it looks wonderful.. and you used a favorite dress... what a wonderful idea! another great hint! you're full of ideas tonight.

have a blessed Sunday and week...
hugs. Dixie

jen said...

Looks very pretty!! Good job!!

Jen

Carrie said...

What a lovely transformation. The heirloom white looks great with the new fabric!

Neabear said...

That turned out awesome!! You did a great job on it. Did you see my post about redoing my piano bench? I can't remember if you did. heehee. See I am getting forgetful in my old age here. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Oh, the piano bench redo is on my craft blog.

Piecefulafternoon said...

OH that is just perfect - you did a great job.

JudyBug said...

I really do need that paint! Love the little stool. Seriously, I have two things to paint and just been procrastinating over the paint. Where did you find it?

JudyBug

Tracy said...

That looks GREAT! I totally dig it too.

Traci said...

I LOVE IT!!! So romantic!!!

kimmcl said...

LOVE IT!! Not sure how I got here, but I love your blog. That stool is a great makeover and thanks for the tip on the spray paint. I'll be stocking up on that for sure! Hey, where did ya get the letters for the detergent container??? Love them! Stop by for a visit sometime~
Kim

Sue said...

Love it! Real improvement! I called my mom to tell her about it-we've saved several skirts & shirts too to reuse because like you we loved the fabric or it had a special meaning. (Another commonality!)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Rechelle, you always have such great ideas and they always turn out so cute☺

I still have my 45's, too!

Just A Gal... said...

OH that is so great!!! you are so talented...

I have to get busy!!! you are so inspiring!!!

Have a great day...

Just A Gal...

Neabear said...

Thanks for your visit! Yeah, I love that picture of my daughter too. Heehee. Have a good week!

jeanne said...

Good morning Rechelle, I have missed you. My visiting took a big hit with company that left yesterday. I will miss them but they were here for over two weeks and they are NOT computer people. sigh.

I love what you did to your foot stool. I too love foot stools. Yours has taken on a pretty cottage look. I have a few dresses I wish I had kept for the fabric. Why didn't I think of that?

I hope you are feeling good and all is well with you.

Hugs...Jeanne

The Stylish House said...

Rechelle,
I linked my way over somehow, but I am glad I found you, so wanted to say hi. This is a neat little project that made a big difference. I agree spray paint is a very good thing! Stop by my place whenever you can, it is great to meet new blogging friends. ~Cathy~

Kim's Treasures said...

Much better! : )

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