Thursday, 10 January 2013

Have a Drink On Us

You might have seen the stool my youngest son made and finished titled Bird On A Stool (okay so it wasn’t the most original name I came up with).  Now my eldest son who is soon to be 16 finally completed his stool that he also made about three years ago (we’re not actually very good at finishing projects in a timely fashion as you can see).

Matt was not about to spend a lot of time sanding or prepping the stool so homemade chalk paint seemed like the obvious answer.  He came up with the design and painted two coats of red paint, sanding lightly in between. 

Next, he took the logo we had photocopied and covered the back with chalk.  He secured it to the stool and traced the outline of the logo so that it left a chalk outline on the stool when he removed the paper.  Then he filled in the outline with white paint and touched up the red.  To make the stool more durable we used two coats of polyacrylic in satin finish.

I hope you agree it looks good enough to drink!! 

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 What about you, do you try to get your kids involved in your projects?
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Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Bravo! Great job Matt! This looks great and any coca cola lover would love to have it!

Thanks so much for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd at I Gotta Create!
<3 Christina

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

It's perfect!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Wow that came out great!! Nice job!

Gretchen said...

That's so great that he's making his own stuff! So far only my 7 year old wants to be my decorating buddy. The stool turned out great :)

Jaime Lyn said...

What a great project! And a great way to get the wording on the bench. Thank you for sharing and for linking up at the Inspiration Gallery! :)

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

This is such a great project! It turned out so cute. :)

a shade fancier said...

Obviously - creativity is an inherited factor for your family!! Nice job.
Missy M

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Great job Matt!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Way to go Matt - your stool is awesome!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Super cute! I hope you come link this up at my party that starts soon!!

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Wow, he did a great job! Clearly he takes after his mama in the creative dept. Thanks for sharing this project at A New Creation link party!
I also enjoy getting my kids involved in creating, although they are little so for now our projects are on a smaller scale.

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

Virginia Jesus Fassarella said...

Olá, ficou lindo, igual a marca original. Parabéns pelo trabalho.

MammaNene said...

Nice job!
MammaNene from

Susan D said...

I love that your son did this! I hope my son will try to paint something. He did an amazing job! You must be so proud.

Kathy Moody said...

Wow, your son did a fabulous job!! It looks great. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share. Your newest GFC follower, too. :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

Fluster Buster said...

Good job Matt! I pinned this and featured it on Sunday's These are a few of my Favorite Things. Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

Crystal @ MommiFried said...

My 13-year-old would love this! He is a Coca-Cola collector. Great job! :)