French Linen Chair

Hello sweet Friends! I have a quickie makeover for ya’ll today! I mentioned the other day when I shared my antique dressing table that I was working on a chair for it. This is that chair, only it’s a bit higher than a chair so I’m calling it a stool…maybe I should just call it a chool ha ha.

Here it is before. Meet the chool:

French-Linen-Chair-Before

It was a sad chool, but for $7.50 at the thrift store,  I dragged its sad little self home.

I was going to paint it white to match the dressing table, but then I decided to get all crazy and paint it Annie Sloan’s French Linen:

Chair/Stool, calling this a chool! Painted in French Linen by Annie Sloan. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Okay not so crazy, I know. She doesn’t look too bad, but definitely not a good mate for the dressing table:

Chair/Stool, calling this a chool! Painted in French Linen by Annie Sloan. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The style was all wrong. This pretty lady needed something more refined and lady-like. This dressing table sold already by the way. It lasted one whole day! My booth looked so good after I dropped it off and rearranged it. Now I have a hole again. That is a blessing and a good problem to have!

Back to the chair that’s cute, but didn’t quite do it for the dressing table…

Chair/Stool, calling this a chool! Painted in French Linen by Annie Sloan. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This would be cute in an entry as a landing spot for your coat and purse, don’t you think?

Chair/Stool, calling this a chool! Painted in French Linen by Annie Sloan. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

After the French Linen, I sanded a little here and there and dry-brushed it with a bit of white.

Chair/Stool, calling this a chool! Painted in French Linen by Annie Sloan. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Chair/Stool, calling this a chool! Painted in French Linen by Annie Sloan. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Ooh how about in a bathroom with a stack of fluffy white towels on it? Can you see it?

Chair/Stool, calling this a chool! Painted in French Linen by Annie Sloan. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Thrift Store Chair Makeover with Annie Sloan's French Linen from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

If you liked this post, you’ll LOVE how this one turned out:

French-Linen-and-White-Dressing-Table-Before-2

Hope you liked my chool.

I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing how I updated this estate sale find:

Hutch-Before

UPDATE: See what it looks like now HERE…what a difference!

XO,

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Comments

  1. Congratulations on selling your dressing table so quickly! I’ll bet someone will find a use for this little chair and snap it up before you know it.

  2. Very nice! I like all your ideas for how to use it. I’d love to come across a “chool” of my own!
    Why am I not totally shocked that that dressing table went so fast? : ) That one is a beauty, too pretty for hiding away in a bedroom!

    • Thanks, Becky! I was so excited my dressing table sold, but sad to see it go so fast as well. Hopefully it will be enjoyed for years to come now. Have a great weekend! XO

  3. You gave it personality!
    Such a pretty result. 🙂

  4. The low back does not make it look comfortable to sit on but you made it look nice.

  5. What a sweet little chair, it’s very unique and I love the redo!

    Tania

  6. So pretty, I have this very same chair, though mine is a jr. high chair and the legs of yours have been cut off. I haven’t painted mine yet since most of my stuff is painted, it’s nice to see wood contrast once in a while. I use my chair for my toddler granddaughter.

  7. Congratulations on the quick sale of that pretty vintage vanity Christy! Your chool looks great in French Linen and I bet it doesn’t last long in your booth either.

    • Thanks, Marie! If only I could just paint everything bright white and shabby it up, it would all sell in a heartbeat, but make for very boring makeovers to share lol! XOXO