Friday, October 21, 2011

Lace Technique

I have a stool that a I use all the time due to the fact that I can't reach my upper cabinets. My brother gave it to me when he was in high school so I have always kept it. This is how it looked until yesterday..
A sad looking little stool, useful but sad.
Then I made some chalk paint (which I am thrilled about and will tell about in another post) and turned it blue.   Next to white, blue is the color that makes me happy.  Then after seeing the technique on Nate, I laid out some lace, put temporary glue on the back and than smoothed it out on the stool.
I used a piece of this very old lace, that has a little stretch to it
Then I sprayed painted over the lace with white, removed it, and had this beautiful little stepping stool.
I am so happy with this pretty little stool now...and I like this technique so much I am thinking of doing it on my coffee table.  Chantel woke up in the middle of the night and saw the stool and yawning said to me, "Well you must be pretty proud of that one" which is her 13 year old way  of saying she likes it.

19 comments:

Bunny Jean said...

Oh... that is adorable! It is SO feminine. This is going to be a hit with your fellow bloggers.

Thanks for sharing this at my party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

jeanetteann said...

Your stool is so pretty,I love it,and would love to know how to make chalk paint. I love blue too.xx

Courtney said...

What a wonderful idea!! This turned out so cute, love the blue!!

sissie said...

I think you gave the little stool just what it needed. Very cute.

hugs
Sissie

Olivia said...

Oh my this is just adorable! Happy Pink SAturday!
Hugs,
Olivia

Deborah March said...

Just the PRETTIEST little thing!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

You are my kindred spirit -- I also am a big fan of blue and white. This technique is perfect to refurbish a stool my grandfather made for me -- will definitely add this to my project list! Thank you.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Okay that little stool is just adorable! I love that it hols such a special memory for you, too.
Super job, keep on spraying!
Hugs,
Patti

Scribbler said...

Love your little girl's take on it! Thanks for stopping by to visit -- I love making new friends. The stool is very cute -- I have one that I stenciled years ago, but it might be time to give it this treatment. I am vertically challenged (!) and I have little helpers like this all over my house.

Myric said...

This is a wonderful design! I might have to try this sometime!
Thanks for sharing!

xoxo
Myric

lashawnmontoya said...

Wow, I love it! Amazing the clarity of the lace print coming through. I'm not generally a 'lace' person but I have a blue and white guest room and might use this technique on a nightstand! Thanks for the idea!

W. Latane Barton said...

I love it, too.

Aimee said...

Okay, I think your my bestest friend ever ~ how sad that its taken us this long to meet!!! I totally am with you on your love for white!!! I can't wait peruse your blog! Thanks so much for loving my chandelier! I'm your newest follower!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, it's so pretty now! Fantastic job!! Thanks for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse! Hope you're having a grand Sunday!! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

hilary @ oldhouse.truelove. said...

great idea! love.

Nat said...

thanks for the tip! I do love it! I may have to use it on my failed gray table! :)
Nat
doodlecraft.blogspot

Honey at 2805 said...

You gave this stool such a sweet makeover! Thanks for participation in Potpourri Friday!

Michelle said...

This is sooo gorgeous, it's amazing what some paint and creativity can do. I have just purchased a plain wooden step stool (as I too suffer from unable to reach the top cupboards syndrome) and now I can't wait to do it up!!!!

Unknown said...

So creative! So very beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you do this.