Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stencil Love

Let's try this again.  I just wrote this post and when I tried to correct a misspelled word (shocking, I know!) I lost the whole thing!  ARG!

My favorite kind of upholstery job is a quick one.  I found this stool at an antique mall on sale half off, thank you very much! It was crying out for help!

Do you see the potential?

I started by painting the legs in ASCP Old White.  I distressed it and decided to try out a new wax - Howard's.  I really loved the way it went on and how silky it felt once applied!  I topped it with a coat of dark wax (Fiddes).

I turned out great, with a brownish tone so I decided to go with a brown stenciled design.

I bought some onisberg fabric and taped off some lines.  I wanted to give it a grain sack look.

Then I designed and cut the stencil using my Silhouette.  I stenciled it using brown acrylic paint.

I'm kinda liking the way it turned out!

Now the simple part - stretch over the cushion and staple in place.  I added some brown cord piping to polish the look.

Who are you and what have you done with the ugly stool?

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Count the Ways

We've had FABULOUS weather in Texas this week, so I've been working on several projects this weekend.  Nothing's finished so I'll be unveiling those later this week.  

I did get a quick project done, though.  I found these way cool granite canisters at a resale shop recently. Granite canisters???  How cool is that?  

But like most of my finds, they lacked character.  What what did I do about that?  Add numbers!

I didn't want to sell them as a set, so I did three random numbers out of vinyl using my Silhouette.

Happy, happy!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

End to End

I'm loving this pleasant weather.  It's allowing me to get out and get some things painted.  I found these two end tables at a resale shop recently.  Cute?  Yes.  Forgettable?  Yes!  

Nothing that a little paint can't fix!

I gave them two coats of ASCP Old White.

Then a coat of clear wax and dark wax with some distressing thrown in.

It sure helps to show off the detail on the legs!

Now the pair is in the shop!

I think I've found the antidote for "forgettable."

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