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!

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 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
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!


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Cassie Bustamante said...

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

Jaime Costiglio 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!

MissPrissyville said...

Everything is better pink! lol! Wonderful blog and I've just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award!

Anonymous 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...


love it.

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


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 Johnson said...

What a sweet stool. It looks so good in pink

Unknown said...

What a cute stool! Love it in pink

Courtney 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

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.