Monday, 10 December 2012

Bird On A Stool

My 12 year old son and his brother, Matthew, both made a stool like this at a wood working course a couple of years ago.  (See Matt's stool HERE).  It sat in our basement unused until now.  He has been watching me refinish furniture and blog and I finally convinced him to work on it.  I Googled some pictures for inspiration and he set to work.

 

 
 

 
 
 
 


















 
First he sanded it smooth.








Then he stained it using Special Walnut colour.








 






Then we found a bird image online, enlarged it to the size we wanted it and printed. We cut the bird out and he put in on the stool and traced around using chalk.








We were going to use homemade chalk paint, but we found the exact colour of paint he wanted in artist acrylic paint and it only took one good coat to cover it.  After we left it to dry overnight two coats of polyacrylic were applied with a light sanding with 220 sandpaper in between.

I hope you agree the finished product is something to be proud of. 


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6 comments:

Kathe said...

Julie, your son did an awesome job on the stool! I am very partial to birds so, of course I love the design he chose :-) Thanks so much for sharing his project at the party. I will also be featuring this on my Facebook page :-)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Please pass along to your son, that he did an outstanding job on this stool...the little birdie is so cute!

Blessings,
Linda

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Great job for your sone! Thank you for joining CBPH :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is adorable! so fun!!! he did a fantastic job and you should be a proud mama.

Courtney said...

Fantastic job by your son!! the bird is the perfect touch - love the bright blue :)

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love seeing projects with kids, so fun to get them into it at a young age!