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Monday, April 6, 2015


 I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.  We had the cutest Easter bunny at our house (our granddaughter, Bradleigh).

EGG HUNT 2-tile
 All of our grandchildren had fun, hunting eggs. (Carly, Cooper, Brayden, Gavin, Madison, and Bradleigh).

I told my husband he has permission to hit me over the head if I ever again even think about buying anything with Micro suede on it! We've had these counter-height stools for about ten years. It didn't take long for the micro suede to look horrible. I should be ashamed to show you how dirty these seats look.  I don't think our bottoms are THAT dirty!  I don't understand why the seats look so bad.


I tried all of the cleaning tricks I could find on Pinterest, and sometimes they looked better for awhile.  For the past couple of years, I've covered them with square cushions on top of the round seats.  The cushions are now looking bad.

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

So, this morning, instead of cleaning up the Easter mess, I decided to paint the seat cushions.  I started out with a tiny brush on the welting and to get into some of the wrinkled areas.  If I got a little paint on the wood, I used a wet cloth over a knife, to wipe it from tiny areas around the welting. 

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I dampened each section of the top of the cushion before painting it with a larger brush.  Annie Sloan paint dries so quickly that, within an hour I was putting a second coat on the top of the cushions.

Don't you think it looks better?  Maybe it will last until I'm able to afford to hire a professional to reupholster it.

Thank you for visiting.  I'm off to paint the other bar stool seat now.

This post is partying with Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House, and You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe with an E.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

A fun time for the Grands - So cute!
Nice job on the stool seat.
Started to say hope you had a Happy Easter, but from seeing the pics of the Grands I'm sure you did. :)


OMG Laurie, that 'pink bunny' is to die for!!! lol...she's adorable!
Love the stool my friend.
Looks like you had a fun Easter too.

Susan Freeman said...

It's hard to believe that paint covered that old seat so beautifully, but it did! Your grands are darling!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, Love it!! Your stool turned our great and the color is really pretty too. Did you remember to apply a coat of water based sealer?? It will keep it from wear and easy to clean.
Love the design of your stools too.
Hugs, CM said...

Holy wow Laurie! Looks great! I have been researching fabric painting for an upholstered headboard my daughter has, wow! Keep us posted how it holds up! Great job~your grands are adorable!

Rue said...

I'm shocked at how that turned out! I had no idea you could paint that stuff. Great job!

Your bunny is adorable :)