Thursday, 30 October 2014

DIY: dip-dyed stool

This year has been an interesting one. Not the good kind of interesting, either. It's been the kind of year that people say is character building. So, to fight the daily grind, I have been experimenting with furniture DIY-ing. Not only does it satiate my desire to buy things for cheap, but it's also helped to take my mind of difficult situations. The other day I found a cute wooden stool at my local op-shop for $15, which inspired a long weekend project. Good times.

You will need:

1 wooden stool

White paint


Masking tape

Danish oil, or any stain of your choice.

Decide how high you want your paint to go and measure carefully. Tape it carefully with masking tape, creating a clean line. I wound the tape up the leg, because I was scared of slipping and getting paint where I didn't want it.

Paint the lower legs of your stool carefully. I chose white paint and did about three coats. Once it's dried (I left it over night), peel back the masking tape and revel in those clean, white lines!

The next step is to stain the top part of the stool. I chose danish oil because it's not overly shiny and it easier to touch up if you need to fix a scratch or blemish. 

Voila! You have a cute stool to enjoy!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

What do you think about?

These dip-dyed stools? I have just purchased a stool from a thrift shop, and I'm am planning to revive it by making it look like one of these. What do you think?





Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Spotlight On...

Maiko Nagao. Seriously, that girl has some genius washi tape ideas. Get amongst it here.