I’m starting to gear up for my fall sale. That means I am focusing a little bit more on finishing up some small projects rather than just working on furniture. These are the sorts of items that sell well at the Carriage House Sale.
I thought I’d share a few of them with you today starting with this little stool. It’s obvious that this little stool had been painted at some point in its life.
Although the top of the seat had been completely stripped, there were patches of paint still clinging for dear life to the legs and bottom of the seat. I’m always a little sad when I see things like this because I know I would have loved the patina of the original old paint.
I decided not to cover up those legs, but to try and replicate the paint layers on the seat. I wasn’t quite as successful as I hoped, so in the end I added a stencil to give it a little more personality.
I’m glad I left the legs alone though.
I also painted this little stool at the same time, since I had some MMS Luckett’s Green already mixed up.
I worked on a couple of wooden totes too. My sister and I each bought a few of these at a garage sale earlier this summer and we are dressing them up a bit for my sale.
This one got a paint job in MMS Flow Blue, followed by a stencil.
And this one got the French Market stencil, and I’m using it to create a Paris themed gift basket.
I added some stencils to the cute little ice cream parlor chairs that I picked up at MacGrove.
And I also doctored up this little stool that I bought at MacGrove.
A little Prizewinner paint and a new faux grain sack upholstery job did wonders for it.
So as you can see I have been busy, busy, busy in my workshop.
How about you? Got any small projects that you’ve been able to cross off your list?