Thank you to FolkArt and Ed Roth’s Stencil1 for sponsoring this post
I have been wanting to repaint my little three-legged step stool ever since we moved in January. (Here’s the first paint job I gave it last year in this post)
The pastels and eyelet lace design I hand inked last year was cute in our sage green bathroom in our last rental (see photos here) but it was NOT working in my new white and neutral bath.
Plus, the pastel colors showed all of Ava’s dirty little feet marks and toe prints. Which are precious but make for more cleaning for mama… and let’s be honest, I do not love having to wipe down the step stool every single day. I knew I wanted a fun greige like my favorite nail polish, Essie Chinchilly:
But I could not find the color I wanted. So I decided to create a custom greige color from these FolkArt shades:
Equal parts Parchment, Caffee Latte, and Medium Gray worked for me. You may need to adjust your proportions to get the shade you love, but it is there, in all it’s warm greyness, just waiting for you. And these paints work on more than just wood… glass, metal, indoor, outdoor. My greige is super versatile. That’s why I saved it in a cupcake baking liner cup for future use (if you follow me on instagram then you saw that photo already.)
To redo my stool, first I lightly sanded with 180 grit paper and wiped with a damp cloth to remove the dust. Then did two coats of the custom greige. Here’s a progress shot as I apply the second coat. Check out the greigy goodness of the previously pastel stool:
Since this is “Ava’s stool” I knew I needed to bring a little of her personality into it… thats is where Ed Roth’s Stencil1 crown stencil comes in. It is so very regal.
Unlike some other stencils I have used in the past, these are durable, reusable mylar that don’t deteriorate. They are very is easy to clean too. After this project was complete Ava decided that she needed to use this stencil for a crayon master piece. The crayon wax wiped away with some hot water and a rag. Which is great because I really like this design and could see myself using again, specifically for Ava’s room.
I decided to give the stencil the royal treatment with some FolkArt Extreme Glitter in Champagne. Can we just talk about how my 4 year old and I both LOVE glitter. I think it’s something I will never outgrown. My love may wax and wane, but it never dies completely. Look how enamored she is in the above photo. Love her.
These stencils are great to work with, and are available at JoAnn’s Fabric & Craft Stores.
This post was sponsored by Plaid FolkArt and Ed Roth Stencil1. All opinions are 100% my own.
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