Clover Vanity Stool (with a tweak!)

Since we began the bathroom construction, I had an image in my head of what I wanted the entire thing to look like: grey, white, and black with a little blue. Once it was done, we wasted no time going hog wild with the decor. And no double vanity is complete without a vanity stool.

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Courtesy of hayneedle.com

The vibe of the bathroom, and the house in general, is “updated” with a vintage feel. Surprisingly, there wasn’t a stool on the entire internet (trust me, I looked) that had the right vibe with the right color scheme. There was one product that I kept going back to, but couldn’t get past the wooden legs because they just didn’t go with the room — however, I loved the white, clover-shaped microfiber seat. Once I realized I could get the price down to >$50.00 with coupons and rewards, mainly from being obsessed with Hayneedle.com and singlehandedly keeping them in business, I pulled the trigger.

 

IMG_5894It arrived in pieces and I got to work modifying the legs with a simple paint sample from Sherwin Williams that we got it for about $4 at Lowe’s. At first I wasn’t sure whether the existing varnish on the solid wood legs would be a problem, but the paint went on easily and stayed put. If you look closely, there are some visible lines, but I really wasn’t looking for perfection. I just loved the shape of the seat so much that if I could make it grey and white instead of brown and white, I was happy. Overall, I’m glad I took the plunge. I think I’ll be less fearful to modify accent pieces now!

 

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The finished product