I lived with it long enough and wanted a change. After having a little conversation with myself should or should I not paint it, that little voice inside me said oh go ahead and paint it, and here is what a little white liming wax paint finish and the charm of an aging technique did for this piece. "I never plan for a particular patina I just live with it forever how long, and paint it when it feels right."
It's still waiting for a finishing touch to its finish but at this point with what look it has taken on I am liking it so far.
A little distressing adds to the effect that this piece has been around awhile, complementing the rooms love for all things rustic French flea market style.
This is the first stool I have added to my decor and I wish I had done it sooner. Inspiring a piece you have lived with long enough, and a farmhouse stool.