Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mending a Little Stool with Mending Braces

I received a Facebook message with this photo from my junkin' friend, Jodi.  It said that she had dropped a little stool on her garage floor and broke it.  She said she would give me the stool, and I could figure out something to do with it.  Of course I didn't turn it down.


So with a diagonal split on the table top and two legs off, I came up with a fix.

It included some mending braces from Menards.  (Getting the stickers off was more work than fixing the stool, even with Goo Gone.)

Here is the fix.  The legs were re-attached with screws right through the table top, and the mending braces re-connected the table top.  I purposely left a small gap in the table top, and put the mending braces on the top so it would look like an amateurish fix.

Rustic Fix For A Broken Stool www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Next I painted the table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

"Charming" Amateurish Fix For A Broken Stool www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Of course the stool was distressed with sandpaper, and waxed.

"Charming" Amateurish Fix For A Broken Stool www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
My little mended stool makes a great little plant stand! Made with a free stool, one 67 cent and two 57 cent mending braces, and a little paint and wax.






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8 comments:

  1. Carlene,
    You are genius my friend. This is too awesome. The re love of this little stool is so great. So much prettier now.
    Kris

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  2. Carlene...it looks like it was made that way. It's so pretty painted white...love it!!
    ~Cindy

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  3. Now that is amazing! So much cuter with the clamps showing.
    I love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  4. So cute!! I like obviously mended old things. { I use & recommend Goof Off for sticky stuff on unpainted metal & glass & hands. I use Goo Gone on some labels too. Goof Off is stronger, I think.}

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  5. that turned out adorable.
    Just another reason to mend something! And it has so much character now-- where a perfectly pretty stool, would just be blah!
    Pat

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  6. Love!!!!! It is perfect :-)

    Blessings...
    ~Sherri

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  7. Now I want to run around the house and saw things in half Carlene - this looks amazing ( I like it so much better broken and haphazardly fixed ) It's gorgeous !
    xox

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  8. Looks great......and like it's been around a long time!
    Love it.

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