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Monday, July 19, 2010

I ♥ Blue

I seriously LOVE blue.

Especially turquoise blue.

I'm sure you've noticed that in Riley's nursery. In fact, you'll find it in almost every room of my house. And if you can't (since I am slooooooowly getting it all decorated) I can promise you that it WILL be there eventually.

Look, even my diaper bag is turquoise.

My beautiful dream diaper bag, that my super awesome husband let me splurge on, back when I was still pregnant with Riley. I still smile every time I use it. It was love at first sight. Hehee.

Soooo, I'm writing this post to share my pretty fabulous (at least to me) stool makeover.

A can of spray primer, followed by a can of spray paint.

It's not exactly turquoise, it's Rust-Oleum’s Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2x in Aqua. But it's close enough to my lovely favorite.

Then a fat quarter of fabric (Moda Authentic Numbers Black), and waaalaaa.


I was originally going to use a black, white and yellow colored fabric. And I still think the yellow would have been SO FUN! 

But I like this print better, for this stool. And Mitch really likes the fabric, so his praises sealed the deal.

Here is the before.

I actually have four stools like this. I got them at Walmart a few years back for really cheap. I like the before. And was originally gonna keep them like this. But I recently realized that I haven't been decorating for me, like I should be. I've been too obsessed with what others would like.

I like FUN and FUNKY and COLORFUL! And now that I realize that, I am so much happier. I feel less stress about decorating, and I am actually making progress toward turning my home into a place that I seriously love.

It is freeing.

Anyways, now that I got that outta the way, here is the after.

I really like it. And so does my little Riley. When we walked downstairs after he woke up from his nap, and he seen the newly made over stool, he wouldn't stop staring. He wanted to touch it and sit in it and look at it.

Yep, desired effect achieved. :)

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  1. cute - I have stools like that also in the original black. I so need to makeover some of our stuff, maybe when we have renovated.

  2. I love it!!! Turquoise is a great color for any makeover. You did a great job! :)

  3. What a terrific makeover! I have a thing for blue too. Well done!

  4. neato, gal! P.S: it's not 'waalaaa', its 'voila!' just saying...but still you did an awesome job with da chair which I never coulda done.

    1. Haha, I know that too, I wonder if I knew it when I wrote the post, lmao. Now I wanna change it, oh well!!! Thanks!!


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