Though I mostly share projects that dabble in felt, believe it or not, I do like home improvement projects ranging from big to small. Some of these home improvement projects just sort of 'speak to me'.
These dated cafe stools, kept whispering to me, every time I walked into my kitchen, that they wanted a makeover.
Seriously, how could I resist? If your furniture starts to talk to you, you really should listen.
So, I painted the stools white, using Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Old White.
For weeks, maybe even months, the stools remained white. I considered transferring a cool vintage looking graphic onto the stools. The challenge, finding an image that both the Mister and I could agree upon.
Finally, we decided on a grain sack design.
I made a stencil using some painter's tape and Washi tape (yay! I found another use for Washi tape), to get the grain sack design.
Dabbing Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Graphite into the DIY stencil, a grain sack design was created.
The most challenging thing, trying to duplicate the same size design, in roughly the same placement, on the second stool.
In the end, I'm glad, I'm glad we couldn't agree upon an image. The grain sack design seems more classic. It makes a statement while still subtly blending with the decor in the my kitchen.
Since the makeover, my cafe stools have been blissfully quiet.
I think they are happy.
I know I am.