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Friday, April 29, 2011

Thrift store score!

Today was a good day of thrifting for me.  You know why, because I did not even plan it.
Went to lunch with  friend and then I decided to go to our local thrift store that supports the humane society. Love that place!
So I spied this little wood stool, and it was the perfect size.
You see we have been fighting over the computer lately in our home.  Not exactly fighting, because poor Mike has not much say, I just kinda take it over.
Finally we broke down and bought a new home computer and Mike can have the laptop. 
(this is just a cute little card Mike gave me some time back, I just smile every day I look at it!)

SO I thought I would make a little space just for Mike to putz on the computer when he wants to download his music.  I wanted a simple stool, low enough, and now I have to find a little table for him.
The before, rustic looking and all in great shape

Mike truly is No. 1 so I had to let him know it!

I painted it with some left over Duck eggs blue CHALK paint.

More fresh flowers, they look lovely in our romantic bedroom

I lightly distressed it to have the original color show through.  Now all I need to do is find Mike a cool little table for the laptop and he is good to go! Simple guy for sure!

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Blogger Donnie said...

Sounds like he is a real sweetie. I know you'll find that little table for him soon. You did a great job on the stool.

April 28, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

That is so cute for the Hubs, I think I should attempt that for mine, he needs one of those for his tool bench...great always girl...hope you stay safe with all those storms girlfriend

April 28, 2011 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, that is a lot like the other stool I got last weekend that I didn't show yet. I still haven't painted either one yet. Been too busy. Love that and I am sure he will thank you.

April 28, 2011 at 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the simplicity of the stencil,,very sweet thing to do for husband,,shows how much you care,,

April 28, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a darilng stool, you now have. The paint just gave it life & the No. 1 is too fun. He surely will love it.

Have a beautiful weekend.

April 28, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

Great stool...great stencil. Great find.

April 28, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Such a cute stool! I really like the color.


April 28, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike's new stool is awesome! Great job!! Hope your bad weather passes soon!!

April 28, 2011 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great find Debbie and so sweet of you to put No.1 on it for your #1! Perfect :)

April 28, 2011 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like the redo! Unplanned thrift shopping usually turns out better.
Enjoy your evening.

April 28, 2011 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Cute little stool Debbie! You're so sweet to do that:) Kyran has a really ugly pillow on his recliner that I'm trying to figure out how to get rid I feel guilty.

April 28, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

I love sweet finds like that!

April 28, 2011 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a cute stool! I love the 'no 1'

April 28, 2011 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Little City Farm said...

I love the colour of that stool. Very pretty redo.

April 28, 2011 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

Love the number on it and that unplanned thrifting is sometimes the best ever♥

April 28, 2011 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The little stool is perfect and I love the blue with #1. How perfect. Hugs, Marty

April 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

It's adorable! I love that color blue. What a thoughtful wife you are :)

April 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Hey cutie, you did a great job ~ as usual! I like the No. 1 deal too.

Stop by and check out the giveaway I have going on. :-)


April 28, 2011 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

The stool looks great! Love the paint color, and it's so sweet that you tell him he's no.1 all the time. Thanks for sharing.

April 28, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Love the stool Debbie and that colour!!
How wonderful that your thrift store supports the local humane society! That is my kind of store!

April 28, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I love lisianthus, love the stool too.

April 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

cute stool and yeaaaaaaaa on getting the new computer..


April 28, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks great Debbie and I am sure Mike loved it! Martina

April 28, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger said...

CUTE STOOL!I lioke the stencil too.

April 28, 2011 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger lvroftiques said...

That's a cute find Debbie! And I love the color you painted it. How sweet of you to gussy it up for your hubbs! Vanna

April 28, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

That's an adorable little stool & I love the color.

April 28, 2011 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I love what you did with the cute that shade of blue. Maybe I have been living under a rock, but what IS chalk paint??


April 28, 2011 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

The stool looks the's the little things that mean so much...yeeaahh for Mike!

April 28, 2011 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Well, He is number one in my book! Our humane society thrift store is one of my favorite also!!


April 28, 2011 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger High Street Cottage said...

Hi Debbie, I'm stopping by via Courtney's blog, to say I love your stools!
I'm getting ready to add some vintage charm to two I also found at a thrift shop. I love the numbers you added, entirely charming. Hope you'll stop by for my giveaway, xxx tami

April 28, 2011 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Amy Kinser said...

Great stool! I love the color and the number 1 on there.

Nice to meet you.

April 29, 2011 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Great little find! I like the look of the chalk paint, and the #1 is a nice touch. ;-)
~ Sarah

April 29, 2011 at 1:45 AM  
Blogger Evergirl said...

Just found my way here from ecofriendlyhomemaking and love your blog. The stool is wonderful, a perfect find!

April 29, 2011 at 2:41 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Hi Debbie, that is a cute little stool and I like the #1 you added.

Enjoy your day,

April 29, 2011 at 3:48 AM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Hello sweet friend! Your stool is darling! We fight over the computer a bit too! :) Have a lovely weekend!

April 29, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

What a cute stool. I have yet to dabble in chalk paint. Love that he is No 1 (or at least you let him think he is!;>) xxoo Diana

April 29, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Diann said...

Nice thrift find Debbie! I love the color it is now and the stencil is perfect! Thanks for joining TTF. I hope you have a great weekend!

April 29, 2011 at 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I get some "CHALK PAINT"?,I've got to have some,love this look.

Debbie I was thinking(scary),can I paint over an oak night stand with this chalk paint and distress enough for the oak to revealed?And do you think that this would look okay or kinda goofy?I been wanting to do something to and old solid oak night-stand!!
Just wondering!

April 29, 2011 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Love it! Such fun....the thrifing..isn't it!

April 29, 2011 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

So cute! I remember when he gave you that card. stalk much? lol. Stay safe in this insane weather!

April 29, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great color, Debbie! It's not far off the Martha Stewart Milk Pail color I love and have in my master. I used it on a project recently though and love the way it turned out.

April 29, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey - that's great!!! ;)

April 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Debbie , that is awesome!!! You are such a good wife! Have fun at your Royal Party tonight. I would be having one, but we have a neighborhood birthday party tomorrow so everyone is gearing up for that. They didn't even get up for the wedding! Shameful!!!! :-) Have a great weekend!

April 29, 2011 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Perfect find and so cute that you put #1 on it for your hubby! :-) Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!

April 29, 2011 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love what you did with the stool. I'm sure he feels loved.
Have a great week-end, Annette

April 29, 2011 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great find and makeover. I'm sure your hubby loves it. When I saw the towel with rooster, you made me remember that I need to paint my stools that look just like yours with that rooster pattern. Stop in often and take a look. I'm sure I should have it up by this Spring/Summer Season.

April 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Debbie!
This is a very cute stool and looks so cool in your kitchen. I love the # 1 logo you put on it!

April 29, 2011 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Marni's Organized Mess said...

I am now following you everywhere that I see possible here!

Like that? Maybe you'll link up with my new Super STALKER Sunday and you can do the same with others and vice versa? I can't wait! I think this Blog Hop will be HUGE!

I also should mention that I have a FANTASTIC Blog Hop Directory that has at least a dozen blogs listed for every day of the week. No kidding! Come and check it out! : )

April 29, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Marni's Organized Mess said...

The baby was crying and I forgot to add that I just added your button to my directory too. :D

April 29, 2011 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a sweet little stool and though Debbie! I love the 'no.1' addition and the color- that milk paint is just beautiful~bet he love's it!! Thanks so much for sharing at my party :)

April 29, 2011 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger DearHelenHartman said...

Brilliant idea to use chalk paint - instant character! So sweet that you made him his own spot (mine just has to clear away the junk and plop down where-ever he can, poor thing)

April 30, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is so cute, Debbie! I love how you put No.1 on for him! My husband had to go out and get his own, too!

April 30, 2011 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Love this stool! and the No. 1 is precious!

April 30, 2011 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Katherines Corner said...

Well done and what a great find too. Hugs
P.S. love the color I have a can of a similar color waiting for my next project :-)

May 2, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
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