During her most recent move a few weeks ago there was no room for her stool so I took it home and Mom's Stool Got A Makeover. Hopefully I too won't need it to peel potatoes or wash dishes anytime soon!
This is a picture before the makeover and how it looked when Mom spent many an hour at work on it.
First I painted it in ASCP Old White chalk paint. Then I headed over to The Graphics Fairy website to find the perfect graphic. It didn't take me long to find a French Apothecary Label that I knew was "the one". I then went to the Block Posters site and adjusted the graphic to the size I wanted.
Using one of my favorite image transfer techniques, I printed the graphic on the laser printer. I taped it in place on the stool and put a piece of carbon paper behind it and traced over the details with a pen. Then I went into Word and found a font that looked like it could pass for a Pharmacists handwritten prescription and printed it to fit over the apothecary label. I lined it up, taped it in place and again using carbon paper, I traced the script onto the stool.
Using an artist brush and some black acrylic paint slightly diluted I handpainted over the images. It's a lot of work but there is something about getting lost in this process and going into The Zone that I just love. It's like meditation for me!