Perhaps you remember that I picked up this step stool over the weekend at Tickled Pink. I paid $3.99 for it. Ever since I saw Terri’s coffee table, and all the neat stuff Korrie does, I have been wanting to transfer one of Karen’s (The Graphics Fairy) images onto something.
I rubbed the back of the paper a LOT with a pencil. North/South, East/West, and every which way in between.
I taped it to the stool with some ScotchBlue Painter’s tape. I hinged it. I do this with a lot of stuff, including my vinyl. So if ever I mention “hinge” you know what I mean.
I used a ball point pen to trace over the image, which in turn transferred the image onto the stool. It works really well. With the hinge in place, I was able to lift the paper to make sure it was transferring well enough. I should have done this method with the Vintage Ironing Board.
I then used a paint pen and a sharpie to trace and color in the transferred image.
I wanted to paint the legs, since they had never been painted. (they were still in their natural wood state). But I knew I wanted to stain the stool, so I used the ScotchBlue to keep the paint off the stool.
I painted the legs with Martha Stewart Heavy Cream. If you have a chance, you should pick these up at Home Depot.com for $4.98.
Now it’s time to stain the top. Mess it up. I love dark walnut, but it really was not the right option for this project. (hindsight 20/20-I think the real problem was NOT the stain, but the fact that I sanded too much of the paint off before adding the stain.) You can scroll up to see the difference in the color of the paint.
The image sort of gets lost. Not all projects turn how the way we envision, do they? It’s still a great little stool, I think I may keep it in the kitchen under my kitchen island so I can reach things up high.
I have another (oops) that I did this week, but I’ll save that for next week. I can’t have ya’ll knowing how much I mess stuff up! What’s the last oops (project gone wrong) that you worked on?
ps the weather is turning a little cooler this week. I hope to get outside to work on some projects!