Chevron Painted Stool

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in banner, chalk paint, paint, painted furniture | 37 comments

Can I just start by saying how much fun I am having with this blog?!
You ladies (and I am sure gentlemen – at least my husband is reading) are such encouragers!

I LOVE to read all of your comments!

I try my best to respond to everyone with an email.

One of the best things about this blog is getting to know other like-minded decorating sorts!

The talent out there is just amazing, and I can always learn SO MUCH from all of you!

All you folks who follow this blog – A HUGE THANK YOU!!!

If I knew how to make the font bigger, I would!  You will just have to know that all of those exclamation points mean that I am shouting that from my rooftop!!!

(I am still in need of learning some basics!)

Hopefully, you are going to be seeing some great changes to the blog.

A little more streamlined.

A little more user-friendly.

I am getting some professional help.

If I can’t even figure out how to make this font bigger, I sure can’t figure out how to make the changes that need to be made for this blog!

If you have any suggestions on ways that I can improve things – PLEASE let me know!

I want this blog to be the best that it can be!

On to the project.

I have a dear friend who is the Room Mom for her son’s 3rd grade class.

Their fall fund-raiser is going to include auctioning off chairs and stools that each of the classes has created.

She was given her stool and her theme “Mix and Match Funky.”

She knew that I had been painting some furniture and she needed a bit of help.

I got the stool from her, and this is what I came up with.

I hope that it fits the theme!

And, makes LOTS of money!

I started with this.

I have been wanting to paint something chevron, so I thought this would be perfect.

I had just seen how Roeshel had painted the cutest chevron sign over at The DIY Showoff.

You can read her tutorial here.

Not to mention, her entire sight is pretty amazing!

I painted the entire stool with Annie Sloan Old White – 2 coats.

Then, I did as she suggested and used Frogtape to make the chevron design.

No, I was too impatient to do it exactly as she said, and I just “eyeballed” mine!

Then, I painted the  Annie Sloan Coco all over the top.

I used the other 2 colors to paint the cross bars.

I used a pencil eraser to paint polka dots down the legs.

I couldn’t resist a adding a tiny banner around the edge.

I thought this added to the theme!

A little distressing and wax, and it was done.

I painted the underneath of the seat, and the kiddos from the 3rd grade are going to put their fingerprints there.

I think this looks “Fun and Funky”?

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  1. I think it looks great! I love the idea of using a pencil eraser for the polka dots! I think I’m going to make a couple of these for me nieces! Great job as always! ❤

  2. You have very well expressed my sentiments about all the blogs and of course my favorites. Getting to know so many wonderfully talented young and older women that express themselves and stay involved in creating, one way or the other. I enjoy hearing about and seeing pictures of their children. The internet has been a lifesaver for me. I love hearing stories about people’s lives. We can all reach out.

  3. Your stool is so darned cute and funky. Understated but perfect with your colors and the banner. Who knew one of those stools could be made to look so adorable.

  4. I can totally relate to the blog tweeking thing. It seem there is always a this or that to change. Just worry about one thing at a time and eventually it will all get done. Your header is adorable by the way and so it that chevron stool!!


  5. Our community is so supportive and it is so much fun to encourage and support eachother. Thank you for sharing your beautiful project I love the dot and chevron combo 😉

    xoxo, Tanya

    • This really is a great community of people! I am glad to be a part!

  6. Love it!!!!

    • Thanks! Let’s hope the bidders at the auction love it?!

  7. Oh my goodness, Melissa – it’s darling! I love it!. Isn’t Frogtape so cool? You did a beautiful job!!!

    • Thank you for the great tutorial on the chevron! And, yes, the Frogtape was worth every penny!

  8. If I may digress to my grandmothers’ favorite kudoo..”This is as cute as a speckled pup”! and it is. You have given me ideas for the two stools I have thrifted for the use of my grands in my sewing room. Thanks.

    • Yeah! I love it when I get a little inspiration! Thanks for the sweet words! I love the way grandma’s talk!

  9. What a creative stool! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful project on SImple & Sweet Fridays. Always love your ideas!


  10. Thank you for sharing your adorable project at Potpourri Friday!

  11. That’s so cute, I’m pinning it so I have some inspiration for when I paint a table that I’ve been needing to paint for a long time. Thanks for sharing!

  12. A very creative, and cute stool. Never used frogtape but maybe I should. Love how you added the dots and banner. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  13. The stools turned out great. Definitely fun and funky!

  14. Oh my goodness, sooo cute! This is the cutest redo of a basic wood stool.

    • Thanks! My girls each want me to paint one for them now!

  15. Thanks so much for linking up with Mop It Up Mondays this week! You are being featured today on our new series, The Tuesday Ten:

    Have a great week!

    • Yeah!!! Thanks so much for the feature!

  16. how adorable! love the polka dots, too- and how cute with the little banner on it! 🙂

    • I am hoping the banner says, “fun and funky!”

  17. This is DEFINITELY fun and funky! You did a great job–and I’m sure your friend was very grateful. Love the idea of the kids’ fingerprints!

  18. I love the chevron design! I had no idea that’s what it was called….and now I do! Hoping to do some frames or maybe a lamp with that design??!!!

    Happy almost New Year!

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