Cute Stool Redo
I wanted my kitchen stool to POP, so my hubby would stop breaking his toes on it...
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...
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.
I made stripes with painters tape...
...and picked out some acryllic paint in ombre colours...
I painted the stripes, with one of the colours...
When dry, I changed the position of the tape, and made these narrow pink stripes.
Now the fun starts!!! I placed a cake doily in the senter...
... and with a sponge I dabbed the darkest colour to cover all the holes, and the edge around the doily...
When finished I removed the doily, and finished the stool by dabbing the rest of the areas outside the doily area the dark purple...
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... ;-)
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- Cake doily
- Acryllic paint
Published September 30th, 2016 5:35 AM
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Nancy J. Hill on Nov 03, 2016Beautiful job! I never would have thought to add the stripes!
Linn Andreassen Talge on Nov 04, 2016Thanks hun!
Ruheena on Jun 14, 2017Couldn't understand how the paint went through the doily were the wholes are not there. I mean the scalloped border.
Linn Andreassen Talge on Jun 15, 2017He. he, I've had many visitors scratching their head as to how this phenomenon came about... But you got it in the end, right?
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