I picked this stool up today at a yard sale……
I loved it just like it was but this was a piece for re-sale and I felt it needed a change.
Tracy from Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasure’s did an awesome job on a stool transformation that she posted….
Her foot stool inspired me to get a little creative with my stool.
And I did.
Think it adds up? I love her green but thought this blue may work with my “beachy” clients.
Mine is actually a stool for sitting, so it is a little higher than Tracy’s.
One of the worries I had when painting this piece was how she painted it without getting paint all over her woven seat.
That really was not that hard.
So, don’t worry about that. You are distressing the piece, so it doesn’t have to be perfect up to the edges of the seat. I just carefully used my brush around the seat and it turned out great.
I have a lot of questions on how I distress my pieces, so I wanted to really show pictures showing the level of distressing I do.
I really went heavily with this distressing to “mute” the blue a bit.
My look I’m going for?
Loved and worn.
Not worn out.
Paint will be bare in some places, where I picture hands rubbing over time.
I know one day, when I look back on these pieces, I will probably freak out about how “elementary” they look with the techniques I am using….
But many of you need to know…..I learn something new every few pieces.
I look back at some of my earlier stuff and cringe a little, but hey……..
If I never started…..where would I be?
Probably still thinking I should have tried it.
I am glad I did.
Speaking of which…..
This is me.
I needed tags for my product….
And this is what I decided to name my “line”.
Love it? Hate it?
I really love it…..
Just so you know.
I love embracing the age of a piece…..the beauty of it’s structure…..
But making it new for more generations to come.
This is a new step in my life.
A healing change.
And I would never have made it this far…….this fast……
Without you all.
Let me know what you think about this stool.
What do you think of my “name”……
And what you want to see.
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