Houndstooth stool

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Houndstooth Stool

I am just loving houndstooth lately.  I've been on the look out for something to paint houndstooth and this little stool seemed like the perfect victim!  It was $6 but it was 1/2 off orange tags so I got it for $3!  Before.  Snooze.  Too boring.

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I spray painted the whole thing white and then left it in the garage for a week.  Then I bought a houndstooth template from the silhouette store for $1.  I stuck the vinyl on there and then papered/taped off ALL the parts that I didn't want spray painted.  This was the biggest pain of the whole project and took the longest and I still ended up with a few spots of overspray.  After the vinyl was on and everything was taped/papered off I spray painted it black.  This is what it looked like after it dried overnight.

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See the little overspray and parts where the black leaked under the vinyl?  I touched those up with a teeny tiny paintbrush and it took like 30 minutes.  Just want to be realistic because sometimes the before/after magic pictures in blog land make things look easier than reality!

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LOVE how it turned out!

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Cute!

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This is headed for the bathroom so I did a few coats of spray on polycrylic.

16 comments:

  1. What a fabulous makeover! I am now following your blog.

    www.BlissmadeDesigns.blogspot.com

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  2. Toooooo cute!
    I love it! You are goooood.

    Love,
    Mrs. Kindergarten

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  3. Great job! I also love houndstooth. Just add a crimson script A (for the University of Alabama) it would be prefect. My hubby and I also live in the PNW as transplanted Southerners. Welcome!

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  4. Great transformation...very cute! Love the houndstooth pattern! :)

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  5. I love houndstooth... it is such a classic, yet fun pattern. Great job and cute stool!

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  6. This looks great! Much better than before! :) Thanks for linking up!

    Jamie
    day-and-age-design.com

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  7. I'm loving houndstooth too! This looks awesome!!

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  8. What a transformation! I love how it turned out!!

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  9. That is really gorgeous! I have a thrifted wooden stool in my bathroom waiting for a makeover too... just have to find the time! I love that you really went for it and chose houndstooth - you're brave!

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  10. I have a small addiction to houndstooth. This is unexpected and whimsical on a stool. It's such a fun pattern...

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see you there!

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  11. This is so cool! I have a bench I have been wanting to spray paint. Great idea. Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

    Johnnie

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  12. This is so stinkin' cute! I'd love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party! I'll be hosting one every Tuesday! :)

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-1.html

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  13. LOVE.LOVE.LOVE. Shared in ON COM-FB. ;) jen

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  14. So cute! I love the houndstooth pattern! You did a great job!

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  15. Hi Brook-

    This is so adorably chic. I am going to link it on my DIY Daily page. It is such a clever place to put a classic pattern. Love it.

    My best- Diane

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