Sunday, July 5, 2015

Turquoise BINGO on stool

Turquoise sewing stool. New stenciled top, finished.

Set up my White Baby Singer (it has a turquoise cover) on a folding TV table. Removed the drop cloth seat from the sewing stool top, trimmed it a bit smaller and pressed a hem and double stitched the edges.

I had stencilled the turquoise fleur d'lis on the drop cloth seat cover when I painted and covered the stool in 2012 but it needed a bit of revamping.

Bingo stencil (here). I used a folded cloth to dab off any extra paint from my brush. 'Free space' got enough paint this time. I used the centre piece of green tape to make sure the top of the hinged top lid had the 'bingo' part of the cover. I also centered the stencil (measure twice etc.) and taped in place.

Important Clean the used stencil, right after using it, under running water, rubbing the paint off gently with a finger or two until the stencil is clean. Be careful/gentle with the joins. Takes time.

After I finished the stencilling BINGO I gave the paint time to thoroughly dry before attaching it to the wooden seat. I had trimmed the seat cover too tightly and stapling the cover to the seat was a bit of a stretch on one corner.

Post here (August 16, 2012), with the before and after (below) on my first try with this stool.

Here the stool showing the stapling issue (left corner) and the finished stool (in front of the buffet that we have been revamping, see post here). I re-attached the hinges and click/support to the top.

Another project finished. No cost (used materials on hand).

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Stephanie @ The Enchanting Rose 
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  1. Joy - You did an awesome job on the sewing stool. Love the stencil in that pretty blue color.


  2. That is so cute, love it! Great color, too...

  3. Hi Joy,

    You do such precise work! I really like the color too. Isn’t it fun finding blues to share? Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  4. Perfect and lovely, I adore this color.

  5. With turquoise being a popular colour these days, your new stool is right in fashion.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  6. Looks wonderful--great job, Joy! Blessings, Cecilia

  7. This is absolutely brilliant, my friend! I am in love with this idea and may have to try my hand at something similar :) Thanks for inspiring me and for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  8. It looks great Joy. Can't beat a brand new look at no cost. Nicely done.


  9. Joy, this is fabulous! I think you did a wonderful job. You have my creative juices flowing!

  10. Great job...thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. Lovin' the BINGO stencil! Cool project. Looks great, too! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Talk Vintage!

  12. Adorable project! I've never seen a bingo stencil.

  13. So Cute!!! I really need to get one of these stencils mom is a HUGE Bingo player this is a perfect idea! Thank you so much for shareing at Share it One More Time...Tammy

  14. This is just lovely! I really like the color and the bingo card is truly unique.

  15. Your stool is lovely. I've got the same stool to fix up. It's on my To Do list. Just have to figure out what I want on the fabric. Have a great week. Visiting from Roses of Inspiration. Diane

  16. So, so cute! I just love a good makeover! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Talented Tuesdays!

  17. Love the color and love the stencil! So fun Joy!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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