Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monogrammed Burlap Stool

Well, I want to thank everyone for stopping by and sharing your opinion on what would look best on my burlap covered stool.

The overwhelming winner was……..(drumroll)……..

The “H”!

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The monogrammed “H” won hands down! I was leaning toward the “H” as well, so I was excited to see all of your comments!

I hope I don’t insult anyone by sharing the steps I used…I know it’s not rocket science, but I took some pictures to share.

First of all, I had to find a font of the letter “H” that I liked. That actually took a lot longer than I thought. But I found this one and shared it with you on Met Monday.

Today, I printed it out on my computer…

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Then I placed the copy paper under a sheet of stencil paper that I got at Michael’s the other day. It cost around $3.00.

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I placed an old magazine underneath it all before I used my exact-o knife to trace the shape of the “H”.

The stencil turned out good. Not perfect, but I knew I could use a small touch up brush to smooth out any mistakes.

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Then I placed the stencil on the burlap…

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I just used acrylic black paint and a “dobber” sponge brush (I have no idea if it has another name, that’s just what I call it.) Unfortunately, I forgot to snap a picture of that. It’s a small circle sponge on the bottom of a little dowel rod.

And wha-la!

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Next came the hardest part…centering it on the cushion. I had to remove staples several times because I wasn’t satisfied with the outcome. I finally got my measuring tape to help me get it just right.

I am very pleased with the results!

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I am using this in our guest house bedroom. I have a space under one of the dormer windows that I would like to place a little desk.

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Now I am on the hunt for a table that looks something like this, that I could paint black and place the stool under.

I have a feeling that I am going to enjoy this stool for many years to come.

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Again, thanks to everyone for making this project so much fun for me. It’s always more fun when you have encouragement along the way.

Now I have been trying to find some bedding for the guest house that I hope I can share with you next Met Monday.

But I am also wanting to paint my kitchen tomorrow!

Oooh, too much to do, and not enough time!

Blessing to you all!

Traci

10 comments:

  1. Oh what a great idea - love the make-over! It will look fabulous with a little desk in that spot.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  2. Oh Traci, that is just stunning! I love the inspiration I get from blogging!!
    Kim

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  3. I just found your blog and added it to my favs. I wanted to let you know I have a GIVE AWAY that ends to day.

    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  4. Your stool looks great! I voted for the 4, but the H looks really great! My stool is on my project list. I can't wait to see your boy room!

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  5. It turned out beautifully! Your posts make me want to visit GW or SA sometime soon:) May I ask the paint color in your guest house? We are painting our main living area and I'm looking for a neutral; yours looks very nice.

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  6. Looks outstanding...thanks sooo much for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. This is going in my "to do" file. :)

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