Monday, August 8, 2011
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.
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.
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!
LOVE how it turned out!
This is headed for the bathroom so I did a few coats of spray on polycrylic.