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Antique Vanity Stool

Did you see the antique vanity tutorial? Get all the how tos for it in that linked tutorial and see here how the matching stool was reloved.

I sourced this antique stool at an estate sale. It was all alone, no vanity or dresser to go with it. The antique vanity did not have a stool so they made the perfect couple.

Step 1; remove seat top, flip over and prep to remove old material, or two in many cases like this one.

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Carefully remove nails holding material in place, layer by layer.

I love how antiques usually have some sort of ownership, location and or dates acquired hand written on them.

Under the first layer I found added padding and an odd plastic layer.

These hand forged nails always amaze me, they are so tiny and not one the same really.

Here is the final deconstructed stack of things that were under the floral material.

Fusion roll top desk












When I brought this antique replica roll top desk home, my youngest daughter called it for her birthday gift. She chose a creamy white exterior and her favorite mint for the interior. With these choices in mind I selected Fusion Mineral paint in Champlain and Laurentien.

but before color could be added I took the entire piece apart to make repairs and scrub well.


once dry, I reassembled the bottom and started applying the color with 2 coats of  Fusion Mineral paint champlain on all the exterior all sides including the under edge - I think it gives a more finished look





the same thing with the inside pieces with the minty laurentien green from Fusion Mineral paint with all hardware removed and cleaned then applied after 2 coats and distressing the edges



In keeping with the vintage look I wanted to add depth to the warm white paint so chose Homestead House dark wax in espresso, shown below on the roll top you can see how it adds depth and dimension and age too.


then all was reassembled and here it is









the original velvet lining is a darker teal, perfect right?


side view shows the espresso wax shadows


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  1. Looks like a LOT of work, but it turned out great. I really like the soft aqua blue on the inside with the white on the outside. Nice job!

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    1. thank you, a labor of love for my girl for sure ;)

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  2. Love this. Pinned. Thanks for sharing at To Grandmas House We Go.

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  3. This piece is sooo much better painted! Love how you painted the cubbies the aqua, but oh, what a pain to brush paint! I would have wanted to spray those-you are a patient lady!

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    1. thank you, it actually was much easier taking it all apart to paint ;)

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  4. This piece is sooo much better painted! Love how you painted the cubbies the aqua, but oh, what a pain to brush paint! I would have wanted to spray those-you are a patient lady!

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  5. I love these little rolltop desks, perfect solution to store your laptop and tablets all tidy and neat. I'm still deciding on what color to redo mine in, your combo looks great I adore aqua. Nice Job and thanks for sharing your project at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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  6. Featuring this tonight on the To Grandmas House We Go Link Party. Have a great week.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Shared and pinned! :)

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  8. Me again! :) Just wanted to let you know this will be featured tomorrow at the Farmhouse Friday link party #3!

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