Sunday, October 3, 2010

Paint by Numbers


I love all the "number" motifs I've seen on blogs on everything from 
canisters, to planters, to pillows, to chairs ~ so I went to work to create my own.

I painted these stools with leftover paint from a kitchen table project,
and used some brown wall color paint to give them a glaze.  

Initially, the stools seemed a little bare.  They needed 
something to give them a little "umph".
I printed numbers on the computer and put the carbon paper to work,
tracing each number with a pencil.

Once you remove the carbon paper you can see the traced number just enough to paint it.


 

I used a black sharpie to outline the numbers and filled in with some black craft paint.

 I really like the way the black numbers connect with the black countertop.

 

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20 comments:

  1. I have the same "dark" barstool, Petie. You've give them an entirely new personality and I love it! What a great project--I'm totally inspired. Now I'm going to go take a look at your kitchen table and chairs!

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  2. The stools really stand out now next to the black countertops. The numbers are a cute addition!! Your kitchen is gorgeous!

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  3. VERY, very nice!!! The numbers were the finishing touch! Just MADE the stools!!!

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  4. I LOVE them. I love the color and the perfect glazing and the numbers. Great job.

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  5. I love the change. I think they stand out nicely now against the darker counters. The numbers look cute and you did a great job with the paint and glaze.

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  6. I like this project, nice job. Love your kitchen.

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  7. Great idea and perfect execution:) Hope you had a great weekend!

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  8. Wow!!! That looks fantastic and aren't you clever?!? :-)

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  9. Your stools are so cute! I love how you numbered them!

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  10. Your stools are fantastic! love them painted white and you did a great job on the glazing.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  11. I love the color and the numbers! Nicely done!!!

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  12. How neat...love the number idea!!! Thanks for sharing them at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. super cute!! I have the same stools (also currently black) and am thinking about changing them when we paint our kitchen....love this!
    signing up to follow you! found you through Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!

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  14. gorgeous. I love how it lightens up the space!
    Great job!
    ~Tana

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  15. Wow, these look amazing! Great glazing job and so fun with the numbers on them.

    Jane

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  16. OMGosh...these look SOOO good. Just perfect for your pretty kitchen...magazine worthy perfect!!

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  17. Love the contrast! Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting ~ so happy I stopped by!

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  18. OH HOW I HEART THESE STOOLS! They are great-i really like the lighter color!

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  19. I love your new/old bar stools. You did a great job distressing them and the numbers are too cute!

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