April 9, 2014

A Stool for Levi and Rhynn

If you've been following my blog at all you know that my sweet husband has made us some beautiful tables lately.  After finishing one of his projects a few weeks ago....hmmmm...well... okay! After finishing one of his project THREE MONTHS AGO, he surprised us all with a stool for our grand children.  When Levi saw it, he promptly squealed, "Captain made me some stairs!"  lol

So, three months ago, I committed to painting the stool before bringing it over to Laura's for the babies to use.  She wanted their bathroom to be in an ocean theme and Levi's in love with 'Jake and the Neverland Pirates' so I said I would put Jake on the stool and mermaid on it for Rhynn.  Three months ago.

I don't know who's been keeping track of the time but apparently SOMEONE has - lol.  So I finally finished it today.

I started out (a couple of weeks ago) by sanding the stool well, making sure there were no rough edges to scratch Levi and Rhynn.  I then primed it and  painted it a solid blue.

I found pictures of Jake and Scully and a mermaid on line.

Then, using a pencil, I drew my images on the stool where I wanted them.   Because I used a pencil, I could erase and change anything I wanted to as I went.

I then began to paint.

Levi saw it when it was half way done and told me he wanted Jake to have a sword.  I added a sword to Jake.  :)
And here is my finished stool!
 One side is Jake - for Levi.  And the other side is a mermaid - for Rhynn.
The stencil I bought to put their names on turned out to be too big so I wrote their names free-hand.  I ran a piece of painter's tape along the top and bottom of each step to keep a straight line, drew the letters on with pencil and then painted them in.
I 'signed it' underneath - "Love, Captain and Gigi  2014"  That's what Rhynn and Levi call us.  Long story.  ;)

So...it only took me three months... but it's done!  I still need to spray a couple of layers of sealant on it to protect it from splashy baths but I should be able to deliver it tomorrow.

To Levi and Rhynn   Love, Captain and Gigi  2014

Love and blessings~

"But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children " Psalms 103:17

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  1. I showed it to Levi and Rhynn, and they love it! Levi wants you to come over RIGHT NOW. So cute! It was worth the wait, because nothing at the store would be painted with so much love.

  2. Oh my word, how cute is this. I love it and you painted it so perfectly. Cute, cute, cute. Hugs, marty

  3. How cute...I'm sure the grands love it! You did a great job freehanding that design. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah