Monday, May 21, 2012

Industrial Stool to Watch

When I was wrapping up loose ends this weekend I decided it was time to address another stool.  I have a weakness for stools!  I've put numbers on them.



Then I got an itch to do something different.  So I traced and inked a Graphics Fairy logo.

So when I found this cool stool I knew it needed a more industrial touch.

I grabbed another graphic from Karen at the Graphics Fairy and decided to try a new technique.  I've heard people talk about a transfer paper called TAP (Transfer Artist Paper).    I printed the image in reverse on the paper and the cut closely around it.

I placed the paper face down on the stool and covered it with some protective paper that was included in the kit.

Then, iron away on high heat.  It takes longer than an iron-on on fabric and it slightly changed the color of the wood.  The result, however certainly matches the character of the piece.
It looks like that pocket watch has been there for years!

I'll be very selective about when I use the transfer paper again, but I'm liking this industrial stool!

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19 comments:

Twice Nice said...

That's cool. I've not heard of that before. Love the effect it gave your stool!

The Smith Hotel said...

That turned out really cute! I might have to try that technique on something too!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE your stools!! I have 3 that I really need to paint and you have totally inspired me ~
I haven't heard about that transfer paper but love the look ~

Erika said...

You are right Cyndi, that watch seems to have been handpainted to the stool since the day it was built.. it looks awesome and the technique is very simple. Thank you for sharing.

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Gorgeous stools! The pocket watch goes perfectly with the stool. Thanks for sharing this technique. I'll have to try this. :-)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is fabulous! what an awesome idea!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a great idea! I love the graphic that you chose. This stool is unique and gorgeous! Megan

The Other Me Is Sane said...

I love it! I'm real fond of industrial mixed with French. Love your stuff.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Cyndi, All the stools are wonderful and I especially love your newest one. I haven't seen TAP before but now I'll be trying this. Thanks for joining my party

I Play Outside The Box said...

Oh, I really like this!! It turned out perfect for the design of the stool!! Found you over at Gail's MRL!

MONICA LIVAS said...

The last one is gorgeous!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I think the pocket watch was perfect for this stool... love it!!

I'd like to invite you to share this great post over on Shabbilicious Friday ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/shabbilicious-friday-3.html

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

O my gosh, I LOVE this! Now you have me looking for stools to paint, too!

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Awesome! It does look like it has been there for years! I also really like the tea and coffee one :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh how I love all your stools!

gail wilson said...

I haven't heard of that artist transfer paper. Great tip Cyndi! Love your stool!
gail

House Crazy in Michigan! said...

I too love the idea of the numbers on the stools...super sharp looking, and a great restoration job overall!!

I found your site through the Miss Mustard Seed link up. I want to participate (some day)but am new to blogging and haven't figured out how to do the link up yet!

Small House/ Big Sky Donna
http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

I love all of these...you are so inspirational to me!!! Thanks for linkin up! Definitely book markin these!
Kim@madeinaday

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

I love all your stools!!! Stopping by to let you know I am featuring your clock stool tomorrow! Thank you for linking up last week! I would love it if you would link up again this week!
Kim@madeinaday