Monday, August 9, 2010

Refinished Owl Stool


I picked up this stool at a yard sale last summer for a few bucks. It was the perfect size for Jayce and just needed a little glue, paint, and something else that I just couldn’t put my finger on.


I had a few little paint sample pints leftover from when we painted the living room, and one of them was a nice light sage color. I scraped the paper off of the top of the stool, sanded it a little and painted the whole thing.


One of the things that I have finally come to terms with, despite many failed attempts, is that I cannot draw or paint. I can, however, cut things out of paper. So I took my scrapbook paper, and made these little owls.


I glued the pieces onto the stool with Mod Podge. When that dried I did another thin layer on top to seal the paper, and then sprayed the whole thing with a few coats of polyurethane to seal and protect it.


Jayce seems to like it, though I would guess that I like it better than he does. (I’m very proud of my little owls!) But when I first showed it to him, he smiled, pointed to the owls and hooted at me, so that counts as him liking it. Furthermore, this project only cost me $4 for the little pad of paper, and I have tons left over to use again!


Have a great week!!




Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage August 9, 2010 at 6:20 AM  

They are too cute, I love owls.

Kim August 9, 2010 at 7:41 AM  

How cute!

MamaTink August 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

I love this idea! I have some stools with funky tops that I could so use this idea on!

Lori @ Nitty Gritty Pretty August 9, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

So adorable! You did a great job on the owls!

Alison August 9, 2010 at 9:44 AM  

What a FUN project! Love those owls!

A Girl August 9, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

Thanks for the idea! I have a small doll cradle my dad made for me when I was a child and have been wanting to up-date it for my little girl.

Teri August 9, 2010 at 1:49 PM  

This is adorable! What a great idea! :)

Amy August 9, 2010 at 3:06 PM  

So cute! I'm doing Abby's 1st bday party this weekend with owls!!

Jenglamgirl August 9, 2010 at 7:29 PM  

SOOOO cute, I LOVE IT! jen

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Amy August 10, 2010 at 11:18 AM  

seriously way too cute and gave me a ton of ideas.

The Mommy August 10, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

I LOVE this! Great blog.

Nikki August 10, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

The owls are adorable!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating August 10, 2010 at 7:53 PM  

Aw so cute! I need to make one of these for my son!

Sassy Sites! August 10, 2010 at 8:26 PM  

SO cute!! I love the owls!! Come visit me at Sassy Sites! ;)

Robin August 11, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

This is a truly great way to recycle (or upcycle as I like to call it.) I love it and would love to see you post this at my linky party Upcycled Awesome! and come back to my blog for Stashbusting-September. I promise it will be worth your while!

Becky August 12, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

That is so adorable! I love owl =)


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Emily @ Finding My Aloha August 13, 2010 at 3:08 AM  

so stinkin' cute!

Cecily August 13, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

Oh I LOVE it!! It's just adorable!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper August 13, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

is this not the cutest thing ever? i love owls and love the colors and prints- great idea!

shopannies August 13, 2010 at 12:48 PM  

you did a really nice job love the three little owls

too Blessed to Stress August 13, 2010 at 9:51 PM  

oh my goodness how sweet is that?!?! gotta love those three little owls :)

~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Mod Podge Amy August 30, 2010 at 9:13 PM  

I love this!!

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