Cute Stool Redo


I wanted my kitchen stool to POP, so my hubby would stop breaking his toes on it...
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I have had this IKEA stool for years, and it used to be natural wood, but when my husband moved in with me 7 years ago, and I guess the time it takes for the eyes to notice the stool and then send the message 6ft 4 down to the toes is slower than the time it takes to kick it and break a toe... so, I painted it purple, in the hope that a bright colour would make the reaction time faster... no such luck... so then I looked online to find a pattern or something that would REALLY make it pop, and I came across this cool technique...
cute stool redo, cleaning tips, kitchen design, painting
I started out with the purple stool, the paint has been chipped in places, but I didn't mind, since I like the way it gives it a worn look... but I gave it a good clean first.
cute stool redo, cleaning tips, kitchen design, painting
I made stripes with painters tape...
cute stool redo, cleaning tips, kitchen design, painting
...and picked out some acryllic paint in ombre colours...
cute stool redo, cleaning tips, kitchen design, painting
I painted the stripes, with one of the colours...
cute stool redo, cleaning tips, kitchen design, painting
When dry, I changed the position of the tape, and made these narrow pink stripes.
cute stool redo, cleaning tips, kitchen design, painting
Now the fun starts!!! I placed a cake doily in the senter...
cute stool redo, cleaning tips, kitchen design, painting
... and with a sponge I dabbed the darkest colour to cover all the holes, and the edge around the doily...
cute stool redo, cleaning tips, kitchen design, painting
When finished I removed the doily, and finished the stool by dabbing the rest of the areas outside the doily area the dark purple...
cute stool redo, cleaning tips, kitchen design, painting
And there you go! A result every guest to my house has scratched their heads to figure out how I did it... But I never tell... only you guys now know my secret... ;-)

Suggested materials:

  • Cake doily
  • Acryllic paint
  • Sponge

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