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?
How cool is that color?
Wanna see mine and their’s side by side?
I searched the web and found more than one of this exact garden stool for well over $200!
So this was definitely a score when I found one (in the wrong color) at a thrift store for $20.
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.
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.
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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