So remember when I made my vintage sheet into a skirt and I told you about the auction I went to? Well this piece was one of my purchases. Sad, ugly, dilapidated, but ready to be transformed and pop next to my chalk painted sofa table. So when Michaels invited me to join in the campaign to showcase their new line of fabrics I knew it was the perfect little piece to tackle.
I love the black and white chevron paired with the bright yellow. So cheery and fun! But let’s start at the beginning….ugh! not only was the fabric terribly ugly and nasty it was so uncomfortable because the padding was gone.
I polled my followers on Instagram regarding the fabric I should chose for this stool. Black and white chevron won out. So I picked up the Crafty Cuts 1 yard cotton canvas fabric from Michaels. It is basically upholstery weight and perfect for this project. A one yard cut retails for $9.99. But who doesn’t go to Michael’s armed with a coupon, right??
I ended up cutting a new piece of wood to staple the fabric to since the other one was split. Then I double upped on the foam I had on hand since I wanted more cushion. Then I wrapped it in batting to soften the edges. Next, I stapled like crazy the fabric to the back of the board.
Next I used CeCe Caldwell’s Carolina Sun Yellow to paint the base.
I distressed the edges…
and use a little CeCe Caldwell Clear Wax to protect it and make the color pop!
It found its home in my living room. It was meant to be!
One of the things I do when working with any kind of chalk or clay paint is I just paint it with messy stroke. I mean it is an even coat but sometimes I go up and down and sometimes side to side. It gives it a cool texture, like you can see in the picture below.
If you are looking for basic fabric choices check out Michaels. They don’t cut it by the yard like other fabric stores but they are 1 yard increments and reasonably priced (if you use a coupon and all and great for small projects.
Also check out Michael’s summer lookbook. Here is my favorite project they share. Such a cool idea with the burlap and the canvases flipped over.