The Stool

It’s been a busy few weeks with the Easter holidays, lots of selling at Vintage fairs and children to entertain.  I did manage a quick visit to the boot sale yesterday morning but don’t have the time to show you my wares today.  My mother flies home today and we are going to squeeze in one last trip out this morning before she goes. 

I thought you might like to see a previous charity shop purchase I have “reloved”.


Sad, unloved stool


Inspiration came from one of the pieces of gorgeous material my lovely friend Helen from sent to me.  A lick of paint and a recover of the seat with Helen’s material and a new stool is born !

Stool will be available to purchase in my etsy shop soon.

Linking up to Liz at MagpieMonday



  1. missielizzie
    April 16, 2012 / 9:20 am

    That is so so gorgeous. I was going to say it's a move away from your usual style in your house, but then I see it's for sale!I just love your taste, everything you do is stunning. x

    • Karen Jones
      April 16, 2012 / 12:42 pm

      aww thanks Mrs. I was pleased with how it turned out xx

  2. Susie
    April 16, 2012 / 9:47 am

    You are fabulous and make everything look so easy and beautiful. Wish I had an ounce of your taste lol.

    • Karen Jones
      April 16, 2012 / 12:43 pm

      bless thank you Susie. I think I had better get cracking on that book. This time next year I could be a MILLIONAIRE ! xx

  3. Anonymous
    April 16, 2012 / 10:07 am

    Huge improvement, this looks lovely. Helen.

    • Karen Jones
      April 16, 2012 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you xx

  4. Jane
    April 16, 2012 / 11:17 am

    wow the stool looks stunning! Am after a stool or small chair for my bathroom that i can refurbish hope i manage to do as good a job as you 😉

    • Karen Jones
      April 16, 2012 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you, I am sure you will. It was really easy xx

  5. lulastic
    April 16, 2012 / 12:20 pm

    Woooah, I NEVER would have looked at that ugly old stool and imagined this beautiful makeover! Mind = blown.AMAZING!

    • Karen Jones
      April 16, 2012 / 12:45 pm

      ha! bless, thank you. That's half the fun, seeing how something can look with a little love and TLC xx

  6. KatGotTheCream
    April 16, 2012 / 1:15 pm

    Brilliant, the colour match between the paint and the fabric is perfect. Love that delicate pistachio shade. I must remember to check out your shop more often!

    • Karen Jones
      April 16, 2012 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you lovely. The paint colour is called Absinthe but I agree I think it is more a true pistachio colour. The Etsy shp is looking a little bare at the moment. I have been selling at vintage fairs so haven't listed much xx

  7. notSupermum
    April 16, 2012 / 5:30 pm

    What a transformation, you're very clever Karen. x

    • Karen Jones
      April 17, 2012 / 3:28 pm

      aww shucks. Reminds me I have been so busy with fairs, easter and children I didn't reply to your facebook message. Runs off to find it ……..

  8. minibreakmummy
    April 16, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    You've absolutely transformed it and the fabric is really gorgeous!

    • Karen Jones
      April 17, 2012 / 3:27 pm

      its amazing what a bit of paint can do : ) xx

  9. Aqeela
    April 16, 2012 / 7:12 pm

    Amazing, i love the green!!!Aqeela xx

    • Karen Jones
      April 17, 2012 / 3:27 pm

      thank you *beams*

    • Karen Jones
      April 17, 2012 / 3:27 pm

      can't get your links to work sweetie but thank you for the kind comment xx

  10. icklebabe_com
    April 17, 2012 / 8:18 am

    It looks amazing!!! I really love the colour pallets you use for your painted furniture and this fits the fabric perfectly! Sooo happy it's being used so beautifully xxxxx

    • Karen Jones
      April 17, 2012 / 3:24 pm

      thank you lovely, its because of all the gorgeous fabric that you sent me. Inspired the colours I have painted stuff xx

  11. Midlife Singlemum
    April 17, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    An amazing makeover for an item I would have turned up my nose at and walked away from. I wish I had your vision and skill.

    • Karen Jones
      April 18, 2012 / 3:06 pm

      Thank you. I love making sad, broken pieces of furniture feel loved again xx

  12. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    April 28, 2012 / 9:43 am

    I like this a lot – lovely fabric and the green is gorgeous.

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