Turquoise Garden Stool {knock off}

Today was one of those days where when I got my kiddos all tucked in I actually heard the song “Freedom” by George Michael playing loudly in my head.  Am I the only one that this happens to?  Same feeling, different song maybe?

So today’s knock off is super quick and simple cause this momma needs some shut eye.  It is a perfect example of why I browse thrift stores on occasion.  People get rid of some really great stuff that just needs a bit of love to get it to look like something out of a magazine. Garden stools have been popular for awhile now and I love the bright turquoise ones.  But did you know that some of them carry a hefty price tag?  I know, I was sorta shocked when I googled for an example and found them to be over $200 bucks!  Yikes.

But I am now a proud owner of one and it cost me right around 25 bucks!  What do you think?

Painted Second Hand Garden Stool {a knock off}

How cool is that color?

Wanna see mine and their’s side by side?

Painted Second Hand Garden Stool {a knock off}

I searched the web and found more than one of this exact garden stool for well over $200!

garden stool inspiration

So this was definitely a score when I found one (in the wrong color) at a thrift store for $20.

Painted Second Hand Garden Stool {a knock off}

Ta-da!  Ugly orangeish stool!  I’m not even sure what to call that color, but it is not my cup 0′ tea at all.  But could it be more right on in terms of the size, shape, and cut outs?  I think not!

And we all know that there isn’t anything a good can of spray paint can’t fix.  Not completely true, I know.  But in this case it applies.

garden stool paint

So I picked up a can of turquoise spray paint and gave it a few light coats until it was all covered and shiny.  I used Rust-Oleum Seaside in a Gloss finish, which made my end result look like the coating that had always been there.

Spray Painted Second Hand Garden Stool just like the expensive ones

When it was all dry, I brought it in and it makes the perfect little spot to set a drink.  The color is the perfect pop of bright color that this room needed and I’m now certain that adding a few more hints of turquoise in here is going to be perfect!

If you are just tuning in, be sure to check out week 1 and week 2 of this Knock Off Decor Series and get ready because next week the lovely Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyers Body is going to be our guest!  She is super talented and I’m sure she will have something fantastic to share!

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Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don’t consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

30 thoughts on “Turquoise Garden Stool {knock off}

  1. Michelle says:

    Love the garden stool but I loooovvvee the coffee cup! Where did you get it?

    1. It is my favorite cup. So much so that I wash it by hand to make sure it is clean every morning. The day is just better when I sip my coffee from it. It is from Starbucks a few years ago.

  2. Alison says:

    I just found one very similar for $13 on clearance in the garden section of a home improvement store. It’s currently a light blue color and I’m planning to paint it with a metallic looking color to use as a little side table in my living room. Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing.

    1. That is going to be so awesome! What a find and you can’t go wrong with metallic! I’d love for you to send me a picture when you are done!

  3. Liz Hickling says:

    I nabbed a white one made in Italy for 5.00 at a flea market in Tucson recently.

  4. I totally love how your garden stool turned out — I’d love to add at least one or two to my home’s living room! I I’ve found some places online where I can get them fairly cheap, but I will have to search the thrift stores, too! The turquoise is beautiful.

    1. I love that color too! I’m hoping to paint something big with that color some day!

  5. Congrats! Your garden stool was our most viewed project at last week’s party and I’ll be featuring it! Be sure to stop by tomorrow!

  6. I can’t believe you found one of these guys for $25! I have been checking prices on garden stools for waaaaaay too long and the best price I’ve seen is $40 at Home Goods. This is amazing and I LOVE the color!

  7. Is that the score of the century or what?! I love yours! And I also love that spray paint color – in fact I have it in my stash. 🙂 I seriously have to restrain myself from picking every.single.one of your projects for Link it or Lump It every.single.week. I love this and I’m going to do a separate post on all the amazing paint projects we had linked up last week – yours will be on there. I’ll share the link when it’s up next week. xo – Melissa

  8. This turned out beautifully! I’ve been looking around for an affordable stool/side table like that & haven’t come across one just yet – I am keeping my eye out!

  9. Such a great find at a reasonable price! Love the new color! It looks perfect with your decor.

  10. I love this! What a fun series idea, definitely going to stay tuned for more of this 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh you lucky girl! What a great find! It looks wonderful in turquoise….
    Have a very terrific week!! 🙂
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  12. Andrea says:

    Great find and what a steal! I’ve seen some in TJ Maxx that I like but still don’t want to drop $60 on one.

    1. I know! Even 60 is too much for such a small table. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I am always amazed at some of the gorgeous things (or gorgeous with paint!) that are donated. Gorgeous redo girl!!

    xo, Tanya

    1. I know right? And right now is the best time to shop thrift stores cause everyone is in Spring cleaning mode! Hooray for us!

  14. What a lucky find! We have a saying around my house – don’t leave anything laying around if you don’t want it spray painted a different color! lol

    Stacy
    http://www.anygirlcandoit.com

  15. Looks great! I saw ones similar to this in Michael’s recently. They’re around $80 but you can use the 40% off coupon with non-sale items. I’m amazed you found such a great deal on one! I have a white one purchased at Gordman’s for $48 that is identical to one from West Elm for $130. I squealed when I found it (:

  16. Great find! I love the turquoise – so pretty:)

  17. This stool turned out beautifully. Aren’t thrift stores and spray paint wonderful.
    Traci

  18. Wow, you scored a nice piece. I never see new stuff like this at my thrift store! Great makeover.

    1. Try going to thrift stores in upscale neighborhoods or even consignment shops. Sometimes they have a little bit nicer stuff. Thanks for stopping by! (And for letting me know my site was working via FB 🙂

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