Show & Tell Friday~

This weeks show & tell...I am showing a little foot stool I've painted for my grandson. I picked it up from a resale store (soooo using Kelli's term there lol) It only cost 4 bucks. It was originally white with a little sailboat and the name "Adam" painted on it.... but I saw its true calling. First, I painted the white stool black, then I made a copy of the skull & cross bones and transferred it onto the stool. Then I painted, shaded--repainted and then sanded it to give it an aged look. Lastly, I sprayed a semi-gloss finish coat over the top of the stool. Taaaaaaa daaaaaaaaa--- and so I give you--- A pirate stool~
For more show & tells check out Kelli's blog :-)


  1. Cheryl,
    Love the little pirate stool. Your little "pirate" is going to have the best birthday party around!
    Don't know if you've already got a plan for the cake, but if not, here's a cute idea for a pirate hat cake from Family Fun Magazine. Just go to, then click on Cakes and Cupcakes, then click on New Cakes, then scroll down to Pirate Hat Cake.
    :) Brenda
    P.S. I've always told my daughter that she isn't allowed to date until she's 95. She just recently got braces. She wanted to get invisaligns, but Hubs told her he wanted her to get the old-fashioned kind 'cause she needed to be "uglied up" to keep away the boys. lol What a guy, huh!

  2. What a great job you did!! That stool is adorable!! Thanks for sharing it.

  3. You painting is wonderful!! I love to paint also but not like that! I'm sure your grandson will love it!

  4. This the neatest foot stool. Pirates are so cool, your grandson is going to love this. Linda

  5. Nice one! surely, your grandson will love it... mine's up too hope you can drop by.

  6. Just plain cute! I would love to see the reaction your grandson has when he sees the stool!

  7. A great way to recycle old furniture and give it a new lease of life. I should imagine there is going to be one little pirate who is going to be over the moon at his gift!

  8. Hi Cheryl! Great stool. This will be one super cool party - can't wait to see all the details come together.

  9. Oh my goodness!!! Now, to strictly honest here......that would go so well in our library with our pirate theme going!! When your grandson is finished with this, it's mine I tellya. All mine. [just kidding of course]. You did ONE SUPER JOB!!!!

    My Show n Tell is bargains I got this week. Do drop by and say hi!!

    Happy Friday, Happy weekend.

  10. Cheryl,

    VERY creative! He will just love that little pirate stool. Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirate's Life for me! :)



  11. You are very talented. The stool looks great. Thanks for sharing.


  12. I'll bet your grandson had a BIG smile when he saw this neat gift you did for him. Fantastic.

  13. Wow! Your title suits you. You definitely are artsy fartsy. What a fantastic stool!

  14. Yuo did a beautiful job, dear lady. And little boys just love pirates, don't they.

  15. Cheryl,

    What a precious pirate are so talented.....

    Thanks for visiting with me and commenting on my 'key keeper'....Betty

  16. Great paint job! My paint brush is
    a little rusty for art, I am better
    at painting walls! One color that
    is! lol - Smile :)

  17. What a fun pirate stool, I have a little boy who would love it too!
    I had to smile at the resale part. :0) Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Thanks for stopping by my show and tell yesterday - it's always fun to have new visitors. Love the stool - I wish I had one iota of artistic skill in my body!

  19. Oh! How talented you are. You have a lucky grandson.

    For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

  20. So cute! I love it! You did a great job!

    :0) Sharon


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