If you follow me on Facebook, you'll know that my planned craft for today was foiled. I had intended on making my own moss balls, but found them for sale at Michael's for a ridiculous $4.99 - no way to beat that, so it was time to fall back on Plan B for this week's craft.
Enter the $8 foot stool
This is one of those projects that has been on the back burner for quite some time.
I picked up the stool at a local antique market for $8 this past Fall - the plan was to paint, stencil and distress it.
First a coat of Valspar Jade.
20 minutes later, a ring of Valspar Bronze (left over from the golden pinecones).
20 more minutes, an allover coat of Valspar Sky Blue.
1 hour later, a light sanding around the edges to reveal some of the various colors.
Time to stencil (left over from the BGR, for a tutorial, click here).
At this point, I let it dry overnight then went back in for another light sanding.
Getting angled, zoomed in, shots of distressing is really hard! Here are a couple of attempts:
I think you get the idea!
And here she is all settled into her new home. I'm loving this pop of color in our powder room. And I have a sneaking suspicion that my daughter will help bring the distressing to a whole new level!
Not bad for a first time distresser - wouldn't you say?
Until next time,
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