Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chicken Stool...Using Mod Podge Transfer Method

I think two of my favorite things to paint are stools and picture frames... probably because they are so quick and easy...I'm into instant gratification.  :)

Anyway I got this baby at the Good Will on Friday and had it in my shop by Monday..quick and easy!!
I simply cleaned it up and then painted it with some homemade chalk paint...It did take 3 coats.

Then it was of to Graphics Fairy where I found this great chicken pic...
I printed it and then applied it to the painted stool using the Mod Podge  method.
Pretty much...I painted Mod Podge where the print was going...placed the print ink side down on the stool and then let it dry.

When it was all dry I started gently rubbing the back side of the paper off  with a little bit of water and my finger...some of the print came off too...but I like that!

I just kept working on it until I had the look I wanted...
For me, that  means I do a little, walk away and then come back...I can't seem to do it all at once....who knows why.

After I had the image the way I wanted, I sanded the rest of the stool to give it a vintage look...I also added some flecks of black paint...something I also tend to do...
Last step was to spray it with a protective  finish.

Anyway here's the finished product...It didn't last long in my shop so now I'm searching for more stools.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!!  I will be linking up to many of those awesome parties in my side check them out!


  1. Love it! I can see why it didn't last long in your shop. Love the aged look to it. I too, am always looking for stools to redo. They're fun and quick.

  2. That is adorable!! I have never tried that transfer method, it cam out so great!


  3. Love how this turned out. You make me want to try it for myself. Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Visiting from Knick of Time. Love the choice of graphic! It looks very cute!

  5. Love how your stool turned out. Love chickens too.
    I am your newest GFC.
    Have a great week,

  6. Love how it turned out. I do the same "walk away and come back" on many of my paint projects... totally get it :) I'm featuring your stool in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

  7. What a short and to the point tutorial. You made me want to give this a try.

  8. I love the Graphics Fairy. And I've heard about using Mod Podge to transfer items but I've never actually used it myself before!! I need to try it out.

  9. You did an amazing job on your stool! Love the image you used and I'm not surprised someone snatched it up from your shop so quickly! Coming over from French Country Cottage and a happy new follower!


  10. Oh...she is a real cutie pie!!!


  11. Adorable print you chose. I have a soft spot for chickens.

  12. I love this. Well done. I am going to have to try it.

  13. Absolutely adorable!! I have a stool I am getting ready to re-do and this gives me some ideas. :) Thank you for sharing!!

  14. Love this. Will you please share the amount this sold for? I am trying to make a go of a booth in an antique mall and this would be great. Thanks.

  15. Hi - these tables look great - will the mod podge method work with something printed on an inkjet printed which is water based ink ?

    thanks Louize



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