This Tiny Stool is the smallest I think I’ve ever seen!

This tiny stool followed me home for a makeover last week and here’s what I did. The lovely rose tapestry wasn’t my style and was a bit grimey anyway, so I re-covered the seat. Stool No 139 3

Stencilled Fabric

I stencilled this on a piece of canvas type fabric I use, which is actually a painter’s drop cloth. They make the greatest grain sack style upholstery, I’ve found. Why “No. 139”? I’ll tell you in a minute …Stool No 139 5 I covered this one right over the existing tapestry on the tiny stool, which I never usually do. This was me being lazy and not wanting to pull out 100 tacks! The fabric sat tight enough, and I added a piece of dacron in between the layers to prevent the chance of seeing the tapestry through the top fabric.

I know – totally unprofessional, but I’m just being honest here – sometimes if I know it will work the easy way – I’ll take the easy way! Stool No 139 4And here is our tiny stool all finished … Stool No 139 6

As I was doing this, I thought it would have been a great little piece to go with the rocking chair I restored, HERE.rocker 12tiny Stool No 139 9Stool No 139 8

Look at those legs

I gave the tiny stool legs a rub over with Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil. Didn’t they come up beautifully?Stool No 139 7Tiny Stool No 139 11Stool No 139 10


Tiny Stool before – notice the legs too:

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Tiny Stool After:

Stool No 139 9And the No. 139 is inspired by one of my favourite Psalms in the Bible. It talks about how we are intricately, and delicately made by God with a purpose, and that He knows us intimately, knows every thought and desire we have. He created us, and longs to have a relationship with us.

A friend of mine, Kayleen Jensen, has painted the most beautiful intricate painting inspired by this Psalm 139. She’s a talented artist and you can see some of her work on her Facebook page (Kayleen Jensen Fine Arts) or on Instagram (@kajensen_art)

Here’s her latest work: 10256235_512457905526392_7650239201429702515_n Speaking of beautiful things, did you see this beautiful posie of “Fleurs” my husband brought home for me this week, “just because I love you”. Feeling loved!    flowers fleurs

Have a great week and happy painting!

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