Then one day, my friend Mollie called and said "I saw these 2 stools on the side of the road and thought maybe you could do something with them". She knows me so well! So I put them at our kitchen island...and they got lots of use. My hubs loves to sit and having his morning cereal at the island while reading his Ipad. The older 2 boys love to sit and color where their little brother can't ruin the creations they are working on.
But those 2 little stools were just kinda...blah. Functional, yes...but aesthetically pleasing? Notsomuch.
Enter my dear friend Shayne had these three stools still hanging around after the tag sale last week. She asked me if I wanted them...as in, FREE. Yes please! I knew the day was coming that my 3rd little man would want to sit at the island with his brudders.
Here is one before the makeover...but picture a faux leopard print on the seat. I have no issue with leopard print, but it's chic, and my house isn't. I have 3 boys 5 1/2 and under. Not chic...believe me.
Anyway, I've always loved the numbered stools I've seen in blogland, so I tried my hand at them. Sprayed with Heirloom white by Rustoleum, distressed and glazed with dark walnut stain. I traced a stencil and filled them in with black acrylic paint. Then I recovered the seats with dropcloth as we need something cheap and durable. Plus, I love the way it looks.
Here they are!
Do you see what I see? Yeah..number one isn't finished. At all. Let's take a closer look at my first stencil attempt...
Are you laughing yet? I am. I need to re-do number one in a bad way, so let's just focus on the 2 stools that did work out!
Hope you are all having a wonderful 4th of July!!