Saturday, August 9, 2014
Grain Sack Stool
I've been working on a few pieces at one time here lately. I'll paint one coat and move on to something else, then come back to the first to finish. I picked up this stool Thursday evening. I went to a new auction where I saw some beautiful antiques, but not much I could afford. This little stool was very sturdy and hand made so I grabbed it when no one else bid. I wasn't sure what I was going to do until this morning. I forgot to take a pic before I started, but you get the idea, it was just a pine stool.
I did a base coat in Annie Sloan. This is STILL the can that I've been using since March.
Things like this, I turn upside down and paint first. It makes it soooo much easier. When the white was dry, I dabbed on a little vaseline on the rungs. This makes distressing easier later.
I was still just playing with it, when I did a second coat in this great Williamsburg Blue. It's one of my favorite places AND colors!
I left the seat white and let it chip. I taped off for the stripes, painting the dark ones first and letting them dry. Then I painted the lighter blue on the inside.
I waxed it with with the white wax I've been experimenting with. I've made my own, but I'll tell
you about that later.
I just love the way it turned out!!
..close up detail
So here's my Saturday morning. My sister was in town this weekend and we hit a few early morning yard sales. I can't wait til she's home for good.
Thanks for reading :)
Posted by Anita Kay