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rockchalkjhawk
« on: April 22, 2007 10:11:13 AM »

I purchased a plain old wooden stool for 5 bucks at a going out of business sale, with a plan to paint it as a Mother's Day gift.  My mom has a large sewing room where we spend a lot of time, and I thought it could be extra seating for when we are working on something together.

I don't have a picture of the stool "before" but it was just plain wood.  I painted the whole thing white first (primer and bright white wall paint) and then did the details with acrylics and black sharpies. Here is how it ended up.






The picture of the cat was inspired by some folk art I saw on Ebay last year....  don't know who the original artist was, but thought I'd give that shoutout at least...



Here is a closeup of the legs.



And a gratuitous pic with my favorite cat, Neko. 



I realized this morning that I forgot to put on the cat's whiskers... so those will be added later.  Of course, I'm going to have to get it back from my mom, who snatched it away while visiting this weekend.  (I'm horrible at keeping gifts!  I always want to give them away!!)

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007 10:19:36 AM »

That is so neat -- what a cool stool!  And beautiful kitty too!
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BattyRabbit
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007 01:05:59 PM »

Mmmmm, I love all the different patterns and colors! Your cat seems doubtful, but I think it's graet.

And I'm ashamed that when I first read 'Brightly Painted Stool' my immediate thought was that you had painted your poop. Sad I do not know what is wrong with me.
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rockchalkjhawk
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2007 04:24:38 PM »

Ha!  That made me laugh.... perhaps I should change the topic name...

Thanks.  :-)
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tobymac
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007 04:34:09 AM »

cute, very well painted and very colourful, looks great.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007 09:54:51 PM »

hah!  I had not thought of it in that manner, but it is funny. 

I like it!  It makes me think of Mary Engelbreit's stuff. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2007 08:12:43 AM »

Really nice job on painting-what a good daughter. Love the real kitty,too!
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2007 11:19:57 AM »

Nice work-- very crisply done.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2007 11:36:49 AM »

I love it. You did a great job. I'd love to have something like that to give my mom...
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