After spying and buying this stool in the Antique store in Lott, I had a vision for it. That was a month ago.
I liked the size and detail of it – minus the floral and birdie design.
I bought it right around the time I was all inspired to paint my stool. Which was so nice because I could work on them together.
I covered the thing with Kilz primer; it’s what we have around now since we have been strongly influenced that it’s the best stuff when we we looking to buy primer to paint our house. . . and we like it!
This was my little project in the living room:
- Old car blank
- garbage bag
- sand paper – to get rid of the lovely birdies and flowers
- paint brush
My husband would have freaked and told me to do it outside or in the garage, I am sure. The only thing I can think of that influenced me to do this project INside was that is was cold that day here in Texas. . .
Anyway, a lot took place in the life of the stool after that primer day til today. And I don’t have it on camera to show you, sorry!
After I primed it, I spray painted it red (outside!) It still had crazy bumps on it from the flowers and birdies, so I sanded it again and then again and then at one point got Jason to give it some elbow too!
Then I sprayed and resprayed it – red is a difficult paint color to work with. (We should know too, after painting one wall in our living room red!) You have to apply many layers of paint because you can easily see streaks if you miss a spot – missed spots become VERY visible!
I finally got it to this point:
Nice thing about pictures you can’t see or feel how
unsmooth it is! 🙂
Today, after stewing over what word to paint on it for about a month now and after changing my word m A n Y, M a N y, times
What do you think? Leave me some comments! 🙂