Well we’re at it again… another trip to Goodwill in a week! Porch.com dared us to find a thrifted piece and change it to create something beautiful.
Well little did Taylor know we love the hunt of finding a treasure between shabby or out of style items throughout Goodwill so as soon I spied this heavy stool that was needing a facelift, I carried it right to checkout! Bam. For just $10 dolla. Holla!
I know it wasn’t much to deserve a second glance but did you see those legs?! I am a sucker for spindly legs! Oh, hello there Winston. (Isn’t our 9-week old Boston the cuuuutest?! We are pretty infatuated with him.) Anyway, I ripped the dirty fabric + padding off and tossed it straight away. Gross.
BB Frösch is the best chalky paint powder in the world and is my current go-to for painting furniture and anything wooden, really. (Did you catch our thrifted wooden heart makeover earlier this week?) Love how this powder covers home decor as well as large pieces easily so I knew I would use it for this piece as well.
After gently mixing 2 tbs. of powder with 1 tbs. of water, I would normally pour it into a sample pot size of latex paint from Home Depot but because I am using this same hue on another piece this week I added more powder + paint and opted for a squeeze bottle to store it in. (This current color crush is Peridot by Behr. Gorg!) I then gave it a little shake shake shake shake (oh, Taylor!) then brushed it on the stool (no sanding or priming!!!) with the best paint brush known to man.
This new piece will be in Kristi’s new house she is prepping to build on the lot behind me, (yay!) Porch is a home network that allows you to find the right professionals, get inspired, and manage your home…. for free! Porch has organized inspiration, project data and word-of-mouth referrals in one place where homeowners come to find the right professionals, get inspired, and manage their homes. Perfect site for me to lean on during the next year as we build!
We love this piece and I can’t thank our friends at Porch enough for getting me inspired to make this over! I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of it on the blog… and definitely more of Winston, too. 🙂
WHERE TO BUY BB Frösch: our etsy shop!
Cost: AFFORDABLE! It’s just $10 for a 4 oz jar which will turn a whole quart of paint into chalk paint.
WHY CHALK PAINT? We are all about FAST makeovers. We have 6 kids between us and although most of them are in school now, we still volunteer in their classrooms, have homes to tidy, blog posts to write, service to give, and so on. Just like you, we’re doing a million things a day and want to do them quickly but efficiently. We had to be talked into BB F the first time we used it. We were happy to paint furniture the old school way, with plain ol’ latex paint and a flat bristle brush. We were taught how the organic minerals will thicken your paint and cut your paint time down. PLUS it’s thicker so you’ll be able to skip pre-sanding and stripping. Yes, please! It’s self-leveling so it will fill itself in scratches, etc. >>> We’ll do a post later on about all the fun details about BB Frösch, there is so much to learn and SO many possibilities!! (:
Here’s a peek at our shop for those who have asked where to buy it:
and our great-grandmother’s 100+ year old mustard buffet: