Here’s a quick and easy footstool makeover for you.
Sometime last year I bought this little footstool.
It’s hard to tell, but it has a pretty decent looking gray, linen look fabric. Nice enough, but borrring. It’s been part of the mess in the bedroom that sorta became the catch-all room. The room I need to organize so I can get to my sewing machine and maybe even put a baby bed for the granddarlings in there. I figured if I could do something with the stool and get it to a booth, that would be one less thing to step over in that room. I could have left it as is, but it just seemed to need something… more. That “more” became a stencil.
Using some plain ol’ contact paper from Dollar General that I had lined a drawer with and my trusty Silhouette Cameo (ad) – I’m always looking for a reason to use the Silhouette – I cut out No. 21 in Tirani Solid LET font. I really have no idea if that’s a font I’ve downloaded or if it came with the Silhouette software. But it’s pretty. And exactly what I was looking for.
Then, using a small, stiff, stencil brush, I dabbed on Martha Stewart’s Multi-Surface Satin craft paint (ad) in Wedding Cake white. When you stencil something, always use an up and down motion. Never a brush stroke. Unless you want a brush stroke look. There are always exceptions to the rules.
It actually turned out pretty cute.
If no one wants to buy it like this, then I can recover it later. But for now, it’s outta my way. And that’s a good thing.
For the life of me I couldn’t find a good spot in the house to take a picture! It just didn’t look right anywhere.:-(