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We are finally getting good weather around here, and it's given me the motivation to clean up my front porch. It's amazing how much get's ruined during the winter months. I knew it was about time to add some spring touches. This year, I decided to add a little addition to my chairs -a much needed plant stand and side table! I made this by repurposing an old stool I found at the thrift store. It was already spray painted white, which was a bonus. One less step! As you can see, it was just a basic, boring ol' stool. I added a couple of details to make it work with my spring porch decor. I also threw in a terracotta plant to paint also.
Supplies I used:DecoArt AmericanaDecor Outdoor Living in Frosted Glass and Fountain DecoArt Stencils On A Ring - Sea Dog Stool Painter's tape Paint stirring sticks Sandpaper Glue
Step 1: Using the painter's tape, tape off the bottom 6 inches of the stool on each foot. Had this not been painted white already, I would have painted the bottom of the feet with Picket Fence , waited for it to dry, and then applied the tape.
Step 2: Paint the entire thing above the painters tape with Frosted Glass. One coat did it for me!
Step 3: Lay down the paint sticks onto the top railing. On one side, keep them all in line on top of the bar. On the other side, place pressure with your hand on top of the sticks, and then using a pencil draw a line where to cut from underneath. Cut them with a miter saw, jig saw, or you may even be able to cut them with some good scissors.
Step 4: Place a line of glue along the bars where the paint sticks will sit.
Step 5: Place the now cut paint sticks equidistant from each other along the bars. Wait to dry, and then paint with the Frosted Glass.
Step 6: Now it's time to stencil! I used the Sea Dog font stencil and a stencil brush along with Outdoor Living paint in Fountain.
Step 7: Find where you want the stencils to be placed, then draw a straight line along the bottom. Line up the bottom of the stencils on this line to make sure they are straight.
Step 8: Using the stencil brush, get a small amount of the paint on it, and then remove the excess by blotting it on the lid or paper towel. Carefully blot the brush onto the stencil. Pull of the stencil, let the paint dry and then move onto the next one.
Step 9: Once the paint is completely dry on the painted stencil, go over it with an ultra fine sandpaper to flatten the paint out a little bit. If you want to go with a more worn look, do it a bit harder.
I also used the Outdoor Living in Picket Fence to paint the terracotta pot.
Here it is all done! The bottom shelf is going to be perfect for plants, and the top for either a plant or my coffee in the morning or lemonade in the afternoon!
I played "rearrange the furniture" and ended up loving this new look for my spring porch. We live in a colder area, so our spring plants aren't blooming yet, but I can still pretend with these faux plants and flowers!
I'm so excited to use this space this spring! I looked at my grass, and it's showing signs of green. Getting my porch all ready and seeing the grass is sure making me hope it won't snow again and looking forward to the warmer weather just around the corner. DecoArt's AmericanaDecor Outdoor Living is my favorite outdoor paint. It's fade resistant, is super easy to clean up, and no sanding or priming is needed. It comes in some wonderful outdoor colors too!
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