Pretty in Pink Dipped Stool June 02 2014, 0 Comments
Another project I have wanted to try for ages was the “dipped” trend that has been making waves since 2013 with designers worldwide. Inspired by http://www.pinterest.com/dianasamper/trends-dipped/ and the colour pallet from a well worn and loved T-shirt that I wanted to use in an upcyling project. The image below is an upcycled stool I found for sale online and was exactly what I was looking for but I couldnt decide if I wanted the lines masked or running into each other.
I had a bedroom stool that is kind of depressing, heavy dark wood and yet very useful but I just wanted to give it a new life. I had decided that the more masculine the piece looks the more feminine approach I should take to the colour so I chose Henrietta Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan and started with that.
(Give A Boring Old Stool A Beautiful Makeover by Lisa Tisle, see Full Blog below from crafts.tutsplus.com)
I loved the end result but wanted to be more adventurous and explore this new “dipping “ trend. So I got out my trusty Emperor Silk and mixed it 2:1 with Old White. Then mixed it equally with Old White.
(image courtesy of silverhue design, Full Blog below My New DIY Obsession)
So I did the bottom section first (which I will not repeat as when I did next section it dribbled a bit as I hadn’t let it dry in my impatience to see the end result). Whilst it was drying I got out my sewing machine, stitched up my old t-shirt into a rectangular shaped cushion, sewed on a button and the transformation was complete.
( photo courtesy of BY ANJELIKA TEMPLE ON
I then very gently sanded off the stool and then waxed it with clear wax.
A Big Thank You to All the Inspirational Blogs out there:
Next Blog we will be using a mixing tool to help us pick colours and try a few new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint mixes....