When I started flipping furniture I was dead set on painting on with a bold Union Jack. Some of my favorite ideas can be found HERE on my Union Jack Pinterest board. Part of 2018 will be spent on Union Jack themes. A bit of nostalgic crafting.
This mini stool was a thrift store find. Unfortunately, I do not have any before photos. It was just a plain wooden brown.
Dove Tails Vintage blog has a great post on how to create an accurate Union Jack.
Since I plan on using this pattern often this year I thought I'd do myself a favor and make a stencil which actually turned into two stencils. I like to make my stencils out of lampshade styrene. To see how, Click Here for a short description.
I'm happy with the finished product.
I think this stool is a little small for practical use, but I don't really use footstools in any size. The only footstool I LOVED was the glider stool that came with my glider rocker. PERFECT for snuggling with my littles while resting my post-pregnancy cankles.
Aside from using this as a footstool, it could also work in a vignette. Creating vignettes is not my strong point, I just don't have the patience to arrange like-items with random items to create an eye-pleasing arrangement. I do enjoy vignettes others make.
|Isn't this phone booth piggy bank adorable? |
Garage sale find.
Or it could work as a plant stand...
...with a smaller pot or two to let the design show through.
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These wooden cigar boxes also received a Union Jack makeover, but more on those at a later date.
Hopefully, I'll have more soon to show you!
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