Monday, September 5, 2011

a union jack stool

So I've been eyeing all the union jack projects out there for some time now, and decided to try it on a small scale for my boys' room redo that is currently underway.

I've loved all the dressers I've seen but I needed something small to fit into an even smaller room that my 2 boys share.

Then it hit me.  I've had this red stool sitting unused in my basement.  Not only was it the perfect size for a tiny bedroom, but it was already red, now I only needed to paint the blue and white portions. Using a small flag I already had as a guide, I just eyeballed it, using masking tape and some acrylic paint. Then I heavily sanded the stool to cover any imperfections in my less than perfect lines, plus I love things really distressed.  It will serve as a side table, or a step stool when needed.



I had barely finished this union jack stool when this fun union jack necklace arrived in the mail.  I ordered it a few weeks back through Groopdealz and I love it! 



Maybe now, I will get this whole union jack thing out of my system!


keep primping,



I have a few more projects I'm working on for my boys' room redo and a few other random ones I'm excited to share soon!







22 comments:

  1. Really cute! I still need to try this.

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  2. I love it!! It's perfectly imperfect! I am excited to see what else you are up to! :-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. LOVE THE LITTLE STOOL. LOVE EVERYTHING UNION JACK!

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  4. I agree with Lauren. I love everything Union Jack, and the stool is adorable. Great project!

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  5. Perfect little stool. I wanted you to know I participated in your linky party for the first time and your blog showed up in stats as one of the top leads to my site. Yay you, yay me! People really do look and visit!

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  6. Cute cute CUTE! Perfect for a boys' room!

    Deborah (happily visiting from
    http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com)

    {Hope you can stop by too!}

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  7. Just gorgeous, love union jack stuff!

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  8. That looks great! I actually really like the imperfect lines.

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  9. That turned out so great! I love it and anonymous can just shut it :)

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  10. That stool is so cute, you primped it up really well. Thanks for adding your link to BC Good Life Wednesdays.

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  11. love your stool and the necklace is awesome

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  12. I ABSOLUTELY love this!!! Perfect touch of the "jack"!

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  13. So cute! I'm going to show this to my sister in law! It would be a perfect stool for her daughter's room!! :) I LOVE it!! Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our FFA party! Have a FABulous Friday!!

    XOXO!!
    Marni

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  14. Your stool turned out awesome! I have a cousin that would love this. Thanks for sharing

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  15. I just love all of the great things that people are making with the Union Jack! Your stool is fabulous.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

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  16. I've been wanting to do a Union Jack dresser for a while, just haven't gotten off my butt to do it. Your stool is fantastic, and a lot quicker than an entire dresser. I may be ripping you off. ;-)

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  17. That looks great, My son uses his stool as both a stool and a night table! Saw you on linky party, now gfc following you, Karima :) www.karimascrafts.com

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  18. Love the stool! It turned out awesome! I am always partial to Union Jacks since we have an English Bulldog. :-) Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

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  19. Too cute on a stool! Love your interpretation of the Union Jack. Thanks for linking up!

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  20. This looks so great -- I love it!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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