I've been working on a little stool I mentioned in my previous post. And as Yvonne suggested I'll write a bit more about my challenge :)
This was a very simple little stool made from wood (pine I guess). I know I took the photo of it to have for future before/after reference but it looks like I didn't download it off my card before I erased all the images from it. So here's a little sketch to illustrate what it looked like before.
The first thing I knew I wanted to do was to add a shelf because I wanted it to be able to hold a little drawer. After I glued the shelf on I covered some of the more visible scratches and painted it with primer. Then the months of being unable to settle on an idea followed. Eventually I came up with a plan to draw some roses on top and dotted pattern under them. Kinda vintage style. But I just couldn't paint it light blue.... too cold for me.... and I couldn't get taupe color out of my system so I went for it. And this simple leafy pattern seemed to be the only thing I could see on it. I mean, I know it would look perfect with some giant bright roses painted on or some other flowers but it looks like I'm in the mood for quieter things lately. And I've been drawn to watercolors forever so I guess these are the reasons why the thing looks like it does. But I do like it and that’s what matters, right?
I decided I'll try just 3 shops to see if I'll be able to find a sort of a wickerwork box to use and to my surprise I got more than I wanted. I got this adorable lined handmade box that is almost perfect for this stool so there was no thinking about how to actually make one and what to draw on it and how to finish it and..... Case solved, finished, done. I can move on now. Yay! :)
I just really really hope it will be loved in it’s old home.