Monday, September 5, 2011

Bar stools Phase Three!


Sooo...here's one of the three bar stools I started while my three grandchildren were with me for the summer...


Littlest grand-boy Connor helping Grammie...



Stripped and sanded...

All three finished...one stool for each little boy, personalized with my "Grammie names" for them. They liked them!


Much to my amazement, these little stools won a FABULOUS ASCP contest...thanks again to Anne of "House of Anne" for the prizes!

However, summer's over, grandchildren have gone back home to Momma till next year, so it's time for a stool update! When these HANDSOME kidlets come back next summer to visit, we'll refinish other personalized things together.

I used part of this Graphics Fairy image...and some clock hands clip art I had...and recreated two of the three into lunch and dinner stools, with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (Old White of course), glazed with Benjamin Moore Aqua Glaze mixed with some black acrylic paint. I did the image transfers the easiest...and cheapest...way I know how...scribble a charcoal pencil on the reverse of your image, tape it to your receiving surface (scribbled side down) and trace over the image, transferring it to your surface!) I think I LIKE them!

Partying with these fine bloggers.

THIS is what I'm working on next..."Elmer and Faithie..."a love story...circa 1944...will post my re-do by the end of the week.



THANK YOU so MUCH for taking the time to visit today! Every time I see a new comment, it's like opening a little present...so thanks for THOSE too! I'm AMAZED that my puny little blog reached two hundred followers today...four months after I began...thank you SO MUCH, and thank you thank you THANK YOU to Ms Adrianne for featuring these over at


And THANK YOU Ms Ashlee for featuring them too, over at your place...

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GOSH! Home decor bloggers sure are KIND!!

Wishing you a week filled with the things you love to do, and times with the people you love!

49 comments:

  1. I love the stools, both before and after. I never would have thought of the clock faces, but they are so cute!

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  2. Hi Deborah thanks for visiting our site! You have some great stuff on your blog. I just looked at a few blog posts. I cant wait to see what you do with that last piece of furniture! It's a beauty! P.s. I wish I had three little boys to help me

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  3. Oh my gosh! I absolutely LOVE what you did with those stools!

    And the grandkids are pretty darn adorable too!

    Blessings,
    Angie
    www.knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi - I just discovered your sweet blog at Market Monday. I love those stools for your precious grandsons with their special names. And the newest ones with the clock graphic take my breath away! They are all wonderful. So glad you shared this :)

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  5. Love the stools. AND those sweet little smiling faces. Thx so much for sharing at Market Monday!

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  6. Your stools are adorable, before and after!

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  7. Oh My Goodness!!! I love your projects! I can't wait to see your finished sideboard! I am so glad you came over to visit me at tuscanydesign.net, and introduced me to your blog! Great work! You are motivating me.

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  8. I just realized you are a fellow Canadian too! Woo Hoo! I am a 36yo "snowbird" between TO, and SW Florida. Life is good!

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  9. These stools are fabulous!. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my cable knit pillows

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  10. Those stools are to die for!! I especially can't wait to see what you do with the buffet! I keep looking for one at the right price!

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  11. Love the stools--I have three I need to redo! Stools are a pain I think, los of paint on the arm :). Can't wait to see the redo on the buffet piece.

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  12. Oh both designs are so clever, love them! Your little helpers are such cuties as well!

    Love that buffet, wow it's got seriously gorgeous bones - can't wait to see what you do with it :) xx

    PS Thanks for stopping by my wee blog, hope you visit again soon xx

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  13. Love both versions of the stools! And I can't wait to see what you do with that fabulous dresser.

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  14. I love that you put their "Grammie" names on the stools! They look great! Nice buffet....can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  15. I sooo can't wait to see what becomes of the buffet!

    I see you're in Nova Scotia. We visited there 2 years ago and Fell In Love! What a beautiful place.

    Thank you for visiting my blog!

    http://badrabbitvintage.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love your stools, visited here last night to see!! Thanks for your comments about my new venture into the painted furniture lovely world! Looking forward to seeing how you give new life to your other finds! And yes I too like to use the best for everyday!!!

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  17. Love those stools! I'm such a sucker for clock motifs--they look fab!

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  18. They look beautiful and different! I like it!

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  19. Love the stools!! They look awesome. And I bet the boys are proud too!!

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  20. Love these! I think I should have "assigned seating" in my home! :)

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking



    A Mother Seeking...




    This week, "When Life Hands You Lemons..."

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  21. Your stools are fabulous both boy-style and timeless, but I love the photo of your three (grand)"boyz". You can see how proud they were! You-go! Grammie!

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  22. Thanks for linking up at Craft and Tell!!

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  23. Love the bar stools and love that you had a little helper.
    Cheers
    Kylie (from downunder)

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  24. Love those stools! I think my favorite are the ones with the names.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I appreciate it. I hope you'll be back.

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  25. I love the stools! I'm sure your boys loved them. I like the dinner and lunch versions as well.

    If you have time, I would love for you to join my giveaway. I'm giving away a My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software.

    http://ofpinksandfairytales.blogspot.com/2011/09/giveaway-my-memories-suite.html

    Hope to see you there!

    Janelle
    Of Pinks and Fairy Tales

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  26. Love this! Thanks for your sweet comment on Lifeasathrifter.blogspot.com

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  27. The name stools are perfect!! How cool!
    I am hosting a link party going on right now. I'd love it if you came by & linked up!
    http://formamas.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-tell-friday-3.html

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

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  28. Your boys are so cute!! I love that you can get them involved! One of my sons loves to help me sand, the other would rather play in the sand. ;) Awesome stools!!

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  29. ohh!!!! they are just gorgeous!!!!!

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  30. What sweet grandchildren. And so proud to help out. The stools came out great. I also adored the clock stools.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  31. oh my gosh those are so cute! i love that on the stools! great idea!

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  32. I Have try the chalk paint stools, my stools could use some help.

    Sylvia

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  33. Love the clocks on the stools! AWESOME idea and they look great!
    Kim

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  34. Beautiful! isn't it great what paint can do?
    The clock idea is brilliant! See you soon
    Xo
    Lucy

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  35. awhhhh I can't believe that you have to send those little ones home boo! But I have to say that I love how your new stools they turned out great! I bet those kiddies are just wanting to get back to you as soon as possible!!!!
    Jaime

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  36. So glad you came to visit me! I love all your amazing projects. Can't wait to check out all of them!!!!
    Lisa

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  37. Hi! I'm Nicole from Romanian Princess. I saw your blog on a link up and decided I better add you! Please return the favor and follow me back at:

    www.romanianprincess.com!

    XoXo Nicole Mariana

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  38. Those turned out so cute! What a fun project. And that new piece you are working on is gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you are doing with it! Thank you for joining TTf and have a fun weekend!

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  39. Such sweet projects and those boys...love their faces! So adorable!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  40. What a fun idea! They turned out so cute, love them!

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  41. these are awesome, I love the clocks, such a great idea!!!
    Thank you for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays, this week!

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  42. Your stools are all so unique and creative! And the boys are precious!

    I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you, the most! I hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

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  43. Love the stools re-do, very nice and with your grandkids helping too, so sweet of them. Can't wait for the dresser updo. Thanks so much for visiting and adding your link to BC Good Life Wednesdays.

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  44. You've been featured today at Happy Hour Projects. Thanks for linking up at Freestyle Friday!

    Adrianne
    http://www.happyhourprojects.com/2011/09/monday-highlights-0912.html

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  45. What a fantastic stools! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing them at the Tuesday To Do Party last week! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  46. Love the stools! I'm featuring them on Topsy Turvy Tuesday's. thanks for coming by and linking up!

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