Monday, October 3, 2011

Vanity Stool Redo and Gray Paint Info

This little stool isn't really worthy of it's own blog post, but I can't leave you with out pictures. I picked this up for $2 at an estate sale. I didn't get a before picture, but imagine really aged and dingy brass...not in a good way.

I'd picked up Rustoleum Sweet Pea in hopes of doing something pink...and this was my chance. Here she is today!
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Now, on to what so many people have asked about. The gray painted table I posted here got a fantastic response and lots of questions about the color. I have the numbers on the can, but apparently it's just for Ben Moore paint. I took it to the hardware store to have them give me the closest color in the Ben Moore color deck. I got a few that were close, but not close enough. I remember the paint originated with a can of oops Ralph Lauren paint...so you know what I did for you guys? I drove to the only place that carries RL paint in the area, and...I didn't find the exact color. So here's what we're gonna do. I found a Hirschfields color that is nearly exact. The one I used is about 25% lighter. It's called Smokescreen (#0556).

I'm going to list the numbers/info for the paint here below. If it makes no sense to you or the guy at your hardware, HD or Lowes, I will send you a color swatch! Just email me and send me a self addressed and stamped envelope, and I'll send you a swatch of this mystery paint...that's how much I love the color and my followers/friends!

I bought a quart of latex enamel in Ace Hardware brand.
Deep base
Incandescent
B: 2 ounces, 1 shot, 1 half shot
F: 10 shots, 1 half shot
T: 10 shots, 1 half shot

This is a foreign language to me, but that's what the label says!
Any questions, just ask!

~Allison

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12 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the little stool!!! pink was the perfect choice!

Jaime said...

Allison that pink is like cotton candy on your furniture, so perfect for a little girls vanity table or ice cream shop. Love it.

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I think this is super sweet!

Prissyville said...

Everything is better pink! lol! Wonderful blog and I've just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award!
http://prissyville.blogspot.com/2011/10/versatile-blogger-nomination-15.html

Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors said...

What a fabulous little pink vanity stool. Love the lines on it - don't think I've ever seen anything like it. Well done!

michele said...

adorable!

love it.

found you via SSS. hope you can stop over where i am having a giveaway:

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-stencil-splendor-giveaway.html

michele

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I think that little stool is adorable in pink! And you are sweet to go the extra mile for your readers!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Awwww..the pink chair is so sweet!

Robin said...

What a sweet stool. It looks so good in pink

A Lived in Home said...

What a cute stool! Love it in pink

Courtney McAulay said...

This is so awesome! I just love it! I would love if you would come share this at The Crazy Cute Link Party @ Between U & Me! :D

http://www.betweenuandme.com/2011/10/crazy-cute-link-party-22.html

Lora said...

I just bought a chair exactly like that for my daughter at a flea market. Love the pink! Hers is black, which matches her dressing table, but we have to make a cushion for it... it's not real comfortable with no cushion.