small projects.

Just a couple of quickie projects to share with you today.  First, this darling stool.  I purchased this from the same gal I bought my giant hutch from.  When I picked up the hutch, she happened to mention that she had a couple of other things for sale.  I picked out this little stool because I thought it would be super cute painted.

stool before

I wanted to go chippy on this one, so I used Miss Mustard Seed milk paint.  I mixed some Kitchen Scale and some Eulalie’s Sky, then added a little Linen to lighten it up some more.  Sorry, I didn’t keep track of exact ratios, I just kept adding a little of each thing until I got a color I liked.

stool after

Once again though, I had to use my tape trick to get some chipping.

stool close up

The height of the seat on this stool would make it perfect as a small bedside table.

Next up, this industrial hanging light.

industrial light 1

When I bought this, it had some ancient wiring in place.  It looked pretty scary to me, so I removed it.  I added a swag light kit from World Market which just happened to fit perfectly!

swag light kit

I decided to paint the inside of the lamp with Fusion’s Inglenook.  I think it will make a pretty pop of color when you catch a glimpse of it.

mac grove light inside

I just realized that a perfect combo would be using the stool as a bedside table, and then hanging this lamp above it.  I wish I’d thought of that before I sent both of these items off to Eye Candy ReFind!

5 thoughts on “small projects.

  1. Loving these colors – great idea to paint the inside of the light. So did you send the marble topped piece to Eye Candy as well?


      1. I cannot believe how you churn out pieces. You are like a one woman manufacturing plant Monday a dresser, Tuesday a stool and lamp, Wednesday a chest… and the beat goes on? Instead of where in the world is Waldo? It’s what in the world is Quandie painting next?


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