Everyone knows I crazy about antique European grain sacks and
I hoard them when I find them. They are a little difficult
to find and some can be pretty pricey! Mine usually come directly from Europe
so I am very particular with where I use them!
I will sell a few here and there,
but a lot of the time I put them back and save them for just the
I love using them for pillows, upholstery, bulletin boards, and a number of
I found this little upholstered foot stool several months ago
at a flea market. It isn’t extremely old, but it is vintage.
What I love about it
is it’s frenchy style, curvy legs, and carving in the wood.
I knew immediately that it needed to get an upgrade with some
ASC paint in Old White and reupholstered in an European
It’s been sitting in the workshop and on the “project” list
for awhile and I just now got around to giving it the new look!
It turned out beautifully!
After painting, we distressed the wood and gave it
a coat of clear and dark wax.
A good buffing
finished it with a gorgeous satiny finish.
We had a perfect European grain sack in my stash
that had a fabulous dark gray stripe down the middle.
We stenciled a European inspired graphic on top of it to
give it even more of an old world appearance, and
finished it with some beautiful trim.
I think I have another foot stool in the workshop…………time to find it!
This one is going into the shop!
Have a great day!