I found four bar stools at the salvage yard of all places, but they were missing their foam tops and the board the foam sat on. Therefore, they were minus upholstery. My husband painted them white and cut the foam with his band saw which cut the foam like butter and then he slightly beveled the top edge of the foam to make it a little bit rounded. We covered the stools with drop cloth which is nice and neutral. They looked really washed out so I took my French grain cloth stencil and stenciled with white paint to pull the look together. I learned something important here. You know how you use the stencils and they get thicker and thicker with paint? I soaked the stencil in warm shallow soapy water and the paint came off so easily. It was like getting a brand new stencil.
The bottom rings on the stools were that shiny brass or gold from the 80's and they didn't go with the light neutral coloring I had chosen for this project so my husband took the sand paper and sanded off the gold. Now they are almost chrome looking and I have a completely updated look. Thanks for stopping in.
It is my own fault, but when I did this post I forgot the name of the stencil company I purchased the stencil from. Shame on me. I should have looked further as I've had a few requests for the source. It is made by Maison de Stencils. She has beautiful stencils and has a website. Check her out.
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