Numbered Farmhouse Stool

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I found a new thrift store about 20 minutes from my house last week and it was like Christmas morning! It benefits Disabled American Vets like one of my favorite thrift stores, and it was amazing! I left with a full cart, ya’ll.

One of the items I found was this sweet $6 farmhouse stool and it is thrifty makeover #25! (Only six more left yikes!)

Numbered-Farmhouse-Stool-Before

Everyone can use a little step stool, right?

I decided to stick with gray and white like my Farmhouse Headboard Bench I shared yesterday:

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I actually started by painting it all white. But like many makeovers, I decided to change directions mid-project. I felt like it needed something else.

Then I remembered I had saved the numbers I used to make this Numbered Tray:

Tray updated with numbers by Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer (Free download!)

Numbered Tray (& a Free Download!)

I used contact paper and my silhouette machine to make a stencil for that tray, but I kept all of the numbers I had punched out…just in case!

I arranged them how I wanted them…

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

And then painted over in Behr’s Sparrow made into DIY chalk paint

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

 

I peeled off the numbers right away, then sanded and sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This is what happens when my youngest is home while I’m taking pictures:

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He said Hulk wanted his picture taken too.

And look at those little piggies…not so little anymore!

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Here they are two years ago sniff sniff…

Reach Stool

I used him to model that little stool I redid for the boys’ bathroom. Time sure is flying by. I try to enjoy as many moments as I can!

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hope you liked this one. You could probably recreate this with number stickers as well!

Remember this drawer that came from this Crab Dresser I shared a couple of weeks ago?

Drawer-Shelf-Before-1

I made something out of it and it will be tomorrow’s makeover! See ya then, Friends!

UPDATE: Want to see it now? You can! Click HERE!

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If you missed any of the first 24 March Madness makeovers, you can catch up here:

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days from Confession of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

1.  French Provincial Desk Makeover   2. Farmhouse Headboard Bench

3. Patterned Sofa Table  4. 15 Minute Table Makeover

5. Thrift Store Container Makeover  6. Charlotte’s Night Table

7. Jewelry/Trinket Holder  8. How to Turn a Drawer Front into a Planter

9. 80’s Clock Cabinet Reimagined   10. DIY Jewelry Storage 11. 80’s Shelf

 12. The Perfect Necklace Holder  13. $5 Thrift Store Lamps

14. Mini Shelf Makeover  15.  DIY Wooden Tote Redo 16. Oval Rosette Mirror

17.  Romantic Flatware Box Makeover 18. Antique Mirror Repurposed

19.  20. $5 Yard Sale Dresser  21. DIY Tray from an Old Picture

22. Shutter Cabinet   23. Updated Candlesticks  24. Spring Bird Nest Wreath

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Comments

  1. Love the stool. So cute!! I saw a major problem though. Isn’t that Captain America’s body on Hulk’s head!!! Enjoy those moments.xoxo

    • Ha ha we couldn’t fool you! These are super hero mashers and you can change up all the body parts. My son has one in his hands pretty much at all times these days. 🙂

  2. Mary Kaiser says:

    Nice job, very cute toes!! I will be sad when March is over, LOVE your post every day!

  3. Janie Hayes says:

    I am soooo enjoying your March Maddness event! I look forward to your post every morning. I will really miss it! Thanks so much for sharing your creative talent!!! Can’t wait until next year!

  4. The numbers are perfect for this little stool. If I were close to you I would visit your shop to buy this. I need a stool at the lake to reach the highest shelves in my kitchen.

  5. You are one busy gal! I love the stool, it’s just my style.

  6. Donna Huisinga says:

    You amaze me every day with your creativity! I like knowing what you paid for the items too.

  7. As always you did a fantastic job the little stool is so cute. I do see you had some very special help on this project. Just imagine what you could do if you had him to help all the time! !!ha ha

  8. chris aka monkey says:

    christy, you just boggle my mind, all of these posts are awesome, and taking a mundane stool and turning it into something so wonderful wow and the piggy comparison almost made me bawl, looks like my grandsons growing too fast piggies xx

  9. Love the stool and the little piggies!!! Yes, it is so fast and so sad to see the “little” go.:(
    Happy Easter!!!
    God Bless~
    Addie 🙂

  10. I love baby feet, cute stool too

  11. Sweet step-up stool. Perfect for kiddos!

  12. He looks like Captain Hulkmerica. =D I haven’t done anything with numbers like this yet, but I love the look! I’ve also been waffling over whether or not to get a Silhouette. Apparently you like yours. 😉 Love the stool!

    -andi

    • Ha ha exactly! Tomorrow he’ll be Hulk-Iron Man…he loves to switch up the parts. I have a love-hate relationship with my silhouette, but the more I learn the more I like. If only I had the patience and attention span to sit through a few tutiorials, it really I pretty cool!

  13. Such a charming little stool you’ve gotten yourself! I love those numbers and the little piggies! 🙂

  14. I am just so impressed with your creativity with all these projects! I saw that little stool and while I knew you were going to paint it, I never imagined the numbers on the top! Way cute!

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the drawer!

    Tania

  15. Oh Christy, sweet stool and adorable piggies. What a cool picture. You could print them and hang them up side by side for posterity. Only a mother could understand. Oh, and by the way, I really liked the numbers traced and cut out of contact paper. I’m one of those people that when I visit someone’s store or booth I fall love in with what is used to set up their creations. Thanks so much for sharing all your lovely work. I’ll be sad when it’s over.

    • Thanks, Joanne! Printing the photos is a great idea…I may just do that. I love the display that goes into setting up the merchandise as well. Creating the vignettes for my photos is one of my favorite parts! I’ll be sad when it’s over as well, but I still have five more on the way. 🙂

  16. mare williams says:

    I too love all your posts!!!! And, I’m so proud of you as a mom that you allow your little guy’s Hulk or whoever he is (lol) to stay on your made-over bench and keep it on the blog!! Also, I love your ideas – just super, and you’ve inspired me so much in repurposing!!! Now that our sons are grown up (tears), and I’ve retired from teaching K-8, I have time!!

    • Thanks so much, Mare! My son got a big kick out of seeing his hulk America on the blog. He used to be around a lot more when I would take my photos, but now that he’s in Kindergarten, I do a lot of my work when he’s not here. I miss those days a bit! I love that you are feeling inspired…that is the best compliment ever! Have fun!! XO

  17. Thanks for the chuckle, I miss those days of little piggies and toy photo bombs. Your stool is fabulous and so was that price! How exciting to find another spot nearby for treasure hunting.