Monday, June 24, 2013

A Petite Stool “Moo”kover

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I found this little stool a few weeks ago at a garage sale.  It was cute and sturdy, but not quite my style. 

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I painted it with Old White chalk paint and decided to try using Acetone to transfer the image. This is another transfer method where you have to use a toner copy.  I print mine out and take them with me when I go to the library, and copy several at once so I have some on hand.  To pay homage to the cow that was originally on there, I went with this image that I found on Pinterest.

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It came out a bit lighter than I would have liked {and not as sharp as I would have liked} but I decided to leave it, especially after I noticed that for some reason the top of the stool had started to crackle.  I didn’t add any kind of crackle medium, it just appeared on its own. 

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I sanded it just a bit in spots to distress it and then applied some clear and dark waxes. 

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I think the lightness of the image gives it the appearance of being older and having faded over time.

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It will be “moo”ving into the booth!

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20 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Really cute!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your words of encouragement as I continue on my weight loss journey!!


I will be checking out some of the local thrift stores for clothes that i can wear so i will keep everyone posted!!

Hugs,
Deb

Okio B Designs said...

Adorable! Looks perfectly aged.

Jeanine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it, the cow is perfect and the crackle finish looks amazing. It really does look old. Great job. Thanks also for linking up to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Gail said...

OMGoodness Kathy, that stool is "moo"tiful...LOL! I love how it crackled!! I just posted today a few stools that have come and gone through my booth. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That turned out great! I love that you kept the cow theme, on a more sophisticated level...

Junkchiccottage said...

Kathy,
How adorable. I love this. Great job.
Kris

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the way you took the same idea, and refined it.

NanaDiana said...

Someone will snap that sweet little stool up! It turned out great with the transfer and crackling! xo Diana

Angela Ryder said...

This is adorable!!! Love the crackle!!~~Angela

Celestina Marie said...

Just a darling stool that will be flying out the door. It turned out great and the crackle showing through was a plus for the aged part. Love it.
Hugs

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Kathy,
You made this stool look so much better than before!
Enjoy it in your booth; hope not for long...
Hugs,
Mariette

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

This is so cute, Kathy! I love the image and your transfer is great! You really update this stool!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Oh, how cute- the crackle was meant to be!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love the transformation Kathy! I think the stool looks so pretty now!You did an great job and it will look wonderful in your booth! Angie xo

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Well your cow is so much better than the cow that was on there! :)

The lightness of the image does make it look old and faded - just perfect!

I love cows! I've been looking for a big cow print to hang in my dinning room but no luck (at least not one I can afford). I did find a small one at TJX!

Faye@The Shabby Cottage Home said...

I love your make over!
I like this cow waaay better. Good Choice!

must love junk said...

I would totally buy that! I'm in a 'cow craze' right now, and I love that stool! :)
Susan

sweetvintageofmine said...

Baby cow became a pretty adult cow!! She will moo someones heart! Wonderful job...Blessings~~~Roxie thanks for the sweet comment on Phoebe....

Cynthia said...

Kathy,

This is just great and I adore the image you chose.

Cynthia

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love this little stool. The cow is perfect. Your new cow that is. The crackle is perfect too.

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