Leo had a great time last year watching baseball with his grandpa. So I thought I’d make him a little stool that he could sit on to watch the game. He got ahold of it before I painted it so you might see a few dirty little footprints on there in the before photo. But they cleaned up and didn’t cause any problem and all when I painted.
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DIY Baseball Stool Supplies Needed
- DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint, Everlasting
- Americana acrylic paint, Primary Red
- paintbrush (1 1/2″ paint brush and a fine brush)
- protective topcoat
Here’s the stool after one coat of chalky finish paint. I love using chalk type paints because I’m usually painting on my dining room table (while catching up on YouTube videos!) and there is no smell or fumes with this paint. It took two coats to get good coverage on this project.
You can see a few more projects that I was working on that day in the background of the photo below… hopefully I’ll have them posted soon, too. LOVE how the frames turned out!
I free hand painted the side stitches in red but to get a perfect arch for the seams I used one of my Corelle plates. (Off topic, I love these plates. We’ve had them for YEARS! They survived the “growing up years” with my kids and nothing has ever broken.)
I traced the plate very lightly with a pencil, went over that with a fine tip paint brush in primary red, and then added the stitches on the sides. Like I said, I just did those free hand… no tracing. But if you’re really unsure of your painting go ahead and lighting draw those in first, too.
I used a flat tip brush turned on the side.
And here’s how it turned out. Not perfect, but I’m happy with it.
I thought about adding a name or more details but in the end just decided to leave it simple.
This week my old kitty has been using it to get up on the couch. I think she’s getting arthritis. Even jumping that short distance is bothering her. She is about 12 years old now so I guess I should expect that but it’s still kinda sad to see.
If you enjoy baseball, you might also reading these posts too:
- I Love Baseball Jewelry
- Why I Love Baseball
- How to Organize Baseball Caps
- How to Turn a Baseball Bat Into a Modern Pendant Light
- DIY Baseball Party Ideas
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‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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