Rummage Sale Footstool Up-Cycle & Repurpose

May 07, 2017

 This is an antique purchase from a garage sale last summer.  I think it was a footstool as there were nail or tack holes on the top shelf front and back.

I once again pulled out my Hobby Lobby Mandala Stencil.

The Mandala stencil fit perfectly on the top shelf.  
I painted the footstool with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Grey.

Vintage Footstool Repurposed as a Plant/Book Shelf
I stenciled the Mandala and the corner designs on the footstool with Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Walnut.  The corner design is on the front and back.  I had to use a very short stencil brush to stencil under the top shelf.

Vintage Footstool Repurposed as a Plant/Book Shelf
I took the easy route and distressed my piece with my FolkArt Layering Wood Block and Ivory craft paint.  Info about distressing with FolkArt Plaid Layering Block here.  

Vintage Footstool Repurposed as a Plant/Book Shelf
I sealed the shelf/footstool with Varathane Polyurethane Matte Finish water based poly.

Vintage Footstool Repurposed as a Plant/Book Shelf
It's not a footstool anymore but it makes a cute little display piece for a plant and a couple books!

Vintage Footstool Repurposed as a Plant/Book Shelf

More ideas for the Hobby Lobby Mandala Stencil!
Hobby Lobby Mandala Stencil Projects
Other projects I up-cycled recently with the Mandala Stencil: 

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  1. that is really cute and useful to give a plant height xx

  2. that mandala stencil sure does come in handy! the new shelf looks great and it's nice to see that i'm not the only one who has hung on to old gardening books!

  3. Sweet little display piece. Love what you put on it.


  4. I love the small detail on the lower shelf! This is so cute!

  5. What a cute piece. Lots of uses for this. Thanks again.

  6. Perfect use for your cute new piece! I love it!


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