So, I'm (really) cleaning the kitchen (could not ignore it any longer, builders or no builders) and came across Grandma's very old stool...yes, the kitchen was SO cluttered you could actually lose, then find, a stool!
I have been planning to paint it up since it moved in some months ago, but it was never going to be top of the list.
|if ever a stool needed a makeover....|
UNTIL.... I came across Dottie Angel's post a couple of days ago where she used Mod Podge to cover a plain old Ikea stool. I use Mod Podge every single day in the workshop, and have used it for many and varied projects but had never thought to use if for stool decorating.
After a quick sand (no prep for me...too busy for all that!)I gave it a couple of coats of eggshell antique white paint, another rub down so keep it looking as old as it is, then covered the steps and top in wrapping paper (paperchase) and coated with plenty more Mod Podge.
The brilliant thing about Mod Podge is that it's glue and varnish in one so I'll be able to stand on it for years. If a small girl is to reach the highest of cupboards it's only right that she has a beautiful stool...
|the big reveal!!|
perfect for the tall utility cupboard...
special little corner to sit in....and I will call her flossie!
This particular Grandma is the one known as Nelly - from which Chipper Nelly came! If Grandma Bryce is looking down, I hope she has a little chuckle to see her old stool going strong...fee x
(Thanks Dottie Angel - another inspiring post!)