Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Union Jack Mini Stool

In college, I went through a small Union Jack phase. I really wanted a Union Jack wallet and tromped through three malls to find one that I liked and could afford (under $10 on my college budget). It was on my shoes, in my purse, and if I hadn't been so cheap I would have decorated with it more.



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.




00 union jack guideDove 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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12 comments:

  1. Good idea to make stencils Audra - for your Union Jack. Short stools are great for displaying/raising a plant. Looking forward to see what you are going to share this year with your Union Jack ideas.
    Joy

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    1. Stencils make everything so much easier! Reading your posts on stencils has helped me use them more efficiently (less paint bleeding under).

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  2. I love this. I saw it on Facebook before it popped up in my feed and I knew I had to take a longer peek. Fabulous.

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  3. I have a British themed sunroom and LOVE this sweet stepstool.

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    1. I would LOVE to visit your British themed sunroom! I bet you get so many compliments on it.

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  4. I LOVE Union Jack projects! Always have. Your stencil idea is fabulous. Such a smart idea to add the color in layers and quickly :) Pinned to my stencil idea board...thanks for sharing! XO-Wendi @ H2OBungalow

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    1. Thanks for pinning! Union Jack is such a fun design wherever it goes.

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  5. What a cute idea! I always love to see makeovers like this!
    Shelley

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  6. That is such a cute stool. You did a great job on those stencils!

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    1. Thank you! I'm a fan of easy and stencils help accomplish that.

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