Monday, July 22, 2013

Silver Dipped Stools with a Sweet, "TWEET", Seat!

Look at the cute Silver Dipped Stools I painted over the weekend using my Silhouette Portrait!

I've been debating what to do with these stools for some time now.   They are much needed and highly functional for our space - but they were completely dated looking.  

Replacing them wasn't  an option, because that's not in the budget - so paint them it was!  I've had a creative block for some time trying to decide how to paint them though.  

Then, while cutting this bird on my Silhouette Portrait for another project it all came together.... 

I decide to stencil these on the seats and "dip the legs" in paint - or at least give it that effect.
I chose this color for my base:
And sprayed them everywhere, without worrying too much about the entire seat or the bottoms of the legs. 
I then lifted my stecil (cut onto black contact paper) with clear contact paper and stuck it to the seat.
After rubbing the contact paper well with a credit card I pulled the clear contact paper off and the black contact paper birds were left.
I then taped off the legs with painter's tape and covered the top of the legs with plastic bags...
(hey, it's all I had!)
Oh so fancy....

I then sprayed my silver...(check out those rocks....oops!)

And finally..... when the silver dried and the plastic bags and painter's tape were removed:

I love them!!!

They turned out EXACTLY as I had envisioned.....
and that's always a great feeling!
Here they are at the kitchen bar.

 What do you think?
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  1. Those are adorable! And so clever.

  2. How fun, I love this idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. These look great!!! Great color choice! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!!!

  4. I love the birdies!! They are so cute! you did an amazing JOB, LOVE LOVE!!
    I would love for you to come link up to my Paint Party going on now!!

    Hope to see you soon,
    start at home

  5. Love these! What an inspiration. I've got 4 bar stools that I've been wondering how to change. I've got to stencil something on the seats now!

  6. Oh, my word! How adorable! I love those colors! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Thank you for linking at Tuesdays with a Twist!

  7. What a fun transformation! I am amazed at how cute those stools are!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Throwback Thursday. I'm so glad I got to see your stools.

    1. Thanks Alli - and thank you for following me on FB!
      I love this idea for a party!!

  8. Suzie! I LOVE you stools. So darn cute and creative!!

    Thanks for linking up at Throwback Thursday!!


  9. These are so cute and add personality to your kitchen.

    Thanks so much for sharing your project at Throwback Thursday!

  10. These are absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing at our Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge! This Sunday at 7:00 pm EST starts our new theme, chalkboard projects. I hope you can join us again!
    XO, Christy