Hi Friends!! I’ve got a quick little makeover for you today, and some fun news as well.
First up is the makeover. I picked up this little stool at the Goodwill a few weeks back:
I’ve shown you how I paint something distressed without the original paint color showing through, using petroleum jelly, in this recent post. For this little stool a different method was used so the red wouldn’t show through. First it got a couple of coats of Annie Sloan’s French Linen, then one coat of pure white. A little sanding and some clear wax and here it is now:
Not a trace of red!
I have a confession though…I didn’t paint this one.
My son, Jack did! Meet my new assistant:
He’s 13 and he loves to help me. He built my IKEA Rast for this IKEA Hack Challenge. He’s helped me transfer graphics to projects like this Headboard turned Cottage Inn Sign. And he had no problem getting his hands dirty when we were installing our hardwood floors.
But it never occurred to me to let him paint until I saw this amazing dresser my dear friend Larissa’s son painted. As soon as I suggested that he start painting a few things of his own to sell, he was so excited to get started.
He actually did a great job too.
I told him he can pick his pieces, transform them, and sell them in my booth, but they have to coordinate with what I sell. So I guided him here and there, but he did all the work. Now I would have painted those handles, but he chose not to and I think they look great!
They give it a little farmhouse feel.
Only adding one coat of the white over the French Linen allowed it to sand off easily to get that pretty distressed look.
Looks kinda cute here on my kitchen cart!
Hard at work on his second peice…
I’ve got me a thrifting buddy now too! 🙂
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing how I updated this treasure:
UPDATE: See it in all it’s cottage charm HERE now!
Hope ya’ll have a fantastic weekend!!
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