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 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:


The Girl Creative



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

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

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

  4. Yep...lovin the number :)

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

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

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

  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. :)

  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.

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

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

  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!


  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!

  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.

  14. Super cute Michelle, I LOVE IT !

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. 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!!

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

  24. 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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