Remember my kitchen stool?
The one that I dodged making a project subject? I posted about her in January, about throwing my grandmother’s retro cloth over it and calling it done in Topped That Sewing Project. (My original plan was to sew a decorative pillow for her seat.)
I originally found her at an antique mall in Oxford, MS, on a fun outing with a friend. At only $12, she was sturdy, not in need of too much DIY, so she could wait. She waited alright – 3 years before she was even considered.
Can you believe, in the middle of all the action for Lamp Week, when I painted those two lamps,
in Bedside Lamp Update and
painting Aunt Mecy’s bird-cage for Retro Bird Cage Refreshed,
and painting the rocker that I showed you in Child’s Antique Rocker Reno, in the middle of all that spray paint, while she patiently waited her turn,
she got a couple of coats of red spray paint for her strong legs and a primed seat. Then, she patiently waited a while longer.
While testing my new flat black paint for my Craft Cave Ribbon Storage, my patient kitchen stool got a little love, too.
Afterwards, you probably noticed her standing by, patiently again, during all those pictures and hoopla over some little thing like window treatments in Kitchen Valance Reveal. See her silently waiting on the right edge of the picture, behind the table?
She has such patience.
Until, one day, after pinning a free emblem on my Pinterest “Crafty Stuff” board, I went to the site for a free printable letter. You can get your letter here for your free Printable Letter.
After printing “our” letter, I tore around it, making it jagged-looking.
It was stark white, so I stained it with tea, but it was still very white, so I added a little brown paint to the Mod Podge, and slathered it all under, over, and around the letter emblem and stool seat.
My stool waited patiently again while she dried, and again during two more coats of Mod Podge.
Her name is Patience. ‘Cause she deserves that name. She’s earned it.
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