Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Stool and the Pigeon Part II

If you are a regular reader, you know I just painted this stool, just a few days ago, Friday to be exact...



You are probably wondering why I'm doing a seperate post, it is just a stool afterall, but because I'm some kind of camera junkie, I take pictures.of.every.single.thing.




....and I decided to do an addition to the stool




As you know, I started with a 3.00 Goodwill stool


Using left over wall paint, I gave it two good coats and distressed the edges with black paint (see part I)




and for a whole day, I was happy with the results


I thought it turned out terrific
But then I decided to take another look at that top...it needed sumpin'


Here's What I Did:
~I printed a "3" using the Engravers Font, sized at 450, on my word processor

~Using a blunt pencil, or an embossing tool, I traced the number on center of the stool



Sitting in the right light, it was very easy to fill the number in with black paint using a very small brush....




oh yeah, and a steady hand!







Ok, I think I'm happy...maybe!! :)





So, from this:


To this:










Thanks for stopping by to take another look!


I don't think there will be a Part III!


Linking to the following parties:

DIY Day @ ASPTL








The Girl Creative
Making

Rhoda







27 comments:

  1. Michelle. That is a fabulous stool. Good job with the stenciling, I love it! Happy Spring! Marla

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  2. I love that stool! Looks like it came straight out of the Pottery Barn catalog.
    Brenda

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  3. i am lovin the number! i need one!

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  4. Yep...lovin the number :)
    Wendy

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  5. SO cute! Plus I love the number 3!! Great job too. YOu must have a steady hand!

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  6. so cute. can I get mine done with a 7 please..
    you did GOOD~!

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  7. Very cute! I love numbered items and that stool is the perfect spot for one.

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  8. It looks great! You DO have a steady hand...I'm impressed. ;) I'm visiting from Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party. Hope you'll stop by my blog. :)

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  9. This stool turned out great! I am loving anything with numbers or monograms.

    I would love for you to visit and enter my giveaway.

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  10. Great job on the stenciling. Mine would look terrible!

    I hope you'll drop by AtticMag to see Jane's Met Monday.

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  11. I have the twin to your stool...but mine needs painting...luv your idea...maybe I will copy you:) Hope you have a fun week...come by and party with us at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. I love, love, love it! I have had plans to do a stool like this was well and have been looking for a stool at my GW. Hope mine comes out as cute as yours!

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  13. Thanks for the comment you left on my new blog about the lamp transformation! I've just become one of your followers! Love the typography you added to this stool - it gives a subtle eclectic hint.
    Kristine
    http://thepaintedhive.blogspot.com.

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  14. Super cute Michelle, I LOVE IT !
    Kammy

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  15. Michelle, My first time here from Rhoda's. Love what you did to transform an ordinary stool into a really nice piece. I need to get busy starting a few projects, unfortunately, I am still occupied with playing nursemaid to the Mr. Hopefully, soon....
    Thanks for sharing your handiwork. :-)
    ~ Sue

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  16. Great job. Yea, I wouldn't do anything else to it.

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  17. That looks like something you'd pay big bucks for in a high end store! Great job! laurie

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  18. Sometimes one tiny little thing makes all the difference. And it looks like it did here. Great job!

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  19. That is super cute! I would love for you to join me over at a vision to remember for check me out saturdays
    www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the addition of the number!

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  22. The number MAKES it!:) I just linked this over to my blog...I hope that was OK. Love your blog!
    Sarah

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  23. I over visiting from Handbags*N*Pigtails... I love what you did to the stool. We have an island in our smallish kitchen and similar stools (without the detailing on the legs.) I now see there is hope for my stools especially since I am going to redo the kitchen to more or less match your stool. Think old farmhouse mets Tuscan mets eclectic! :) I am really enjoying your blog!!

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  24. The stool is beautiful! I, like many others, love typography on anything!! It is just darling!

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  25. I love how you chose to stencil the number on your stool. I recently painted a smaller stool and your technique would have made my project so much easier. I just wish I read this sooner! I will definitely use this idea for future projects. Thanks for sharing and kindly visiting my blog today!!!

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Michelle