Gabrielle received a Dora Stool when she was 2. Gosh did she ever LOVE that stool. However, she’s 7 now and Dora well… is just not cool anymore. She still loves the stool though and uses it every day.
Along with the stencils came colored instruction sheets. One explained what to do with the stencil as soon as you receive it, what paint to use and a few photos of home décor and decorating ideas. The other had the step by step on how to stencil walls.
With the help of Cutting Edge Stencils here’s the stool’s before and after:
Toddler Stool to Sophisticated Stool
Step 1: I sanded the stool to remove the paint that was on it. Step 2: The Dora image was actually craved into the stool, so I had to use wood filler to get the surface flat. I applied about three thin coats of wood filler. I would sand between each coat. Step 3: I sanded the surface until it was perfectly smooth.
Step 4: I applied two coats of primer. Step 5: I gave the stool two coats of yellow paint.
Step 6: I placed the stencil where I wanted it. Step 7: I used painter’s tape to secure the stencil onto the stool. Step 8: I put some paint into the paint pan and rolled my dense foam roller into it. Step 9: As per the suggestion of Cutting Edge Stencils, I then rolled the roller onto a piece of paper towel in order to get rid of any extra paint. Step 10: I painted the stencil onto the stool.
I LOVED the product!! I’m totally giving Cutting Edge Stencils a THUMBS UP!!! I love that they are there to help. There have created a bunch of videos on how to stencil walls. Have you visited their blog or even their Facebook page?? They are always sharing new creations that were done with wall stencils. I especially LOVE following their Pinterest page.
What do you think of the stool? Gabrielle LOVES it!! As soon as it was dry she started using it.. and because of that, I haven’t been able to put some Polycrylic on it yet!
Hope you have a FABULOUS day!!!