Our great friends at DecoArt , Princeton Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe are joining with us this week to show you what you can do with stamps and acrylic paint! You’ll be amazed how these simple craft items make amazing things!
Hi there! I hope your weekend was fantastic! I wanted to share this cute little step stool I painted as part as a fun collaboration with Stampendous rubber stamps and DecoArt paint. I honestly never thought of using rubber stamps with paint as a way to decorate furniture, but it really works!
It was a super easy craft that really updated this old step stool that the girls use in the bathroom. I painted it with three coats of DecoArt’s Chalky Finish paint in Carbon. (I’m super in love with the smooth finish of the paint, and the low VOC makes it so I can paint inside the house with no problem.)
I chose the Square Illusion stamp from Stampendous, and stamped it on with the Americana Gloss Enamels in White.
The best way I found to get the paint on to the stamp was to dab it with a little round foam painter used for stencils, but a makeup sponge would work great as well.
I practiced a lot on paper, just to make sure I get the paint amount and pressure right. But I learned that stamping with paint is not an exact science and not every stamp is even. But I like it! Once it was dry I finished up with a coat of varnish. I love how it turned out!
Now for the blog hop…
Visit each blog, leave a comment! • Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook! • We’ve also got a Pinterest Board started!
Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)
Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)
Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)
Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)
Julie Robertson (UK)
Asia King (Oxford, England)
Jessa Plant (Arizona, USA)
Kathi Rerek (New Jersey, USA)
A few of the bloggers this week are new to hopping, so if you have an issue with any of the links, here’s a little tip! If you get a page that says “Sorry that Page is not here” or something similar, try clicking on the header of the blog, or look for something that says Home. The hop page should be near the top of the day’s posts. We will fix broken links as the day goes on, as well, so check back here if you are really lost.
great home decor project. But that hydrangea is just gorgeous. Love it.
A very cool stool, great!
Can I have it? I love that it simple, elegant and a great idea.
Suz (Surrey Crafts)
Lovely stool, great blog hop project! Going to have a go at acrylic stamping myself this afternoon. Thanks Suz xxx
This home decor project is fabulous! From drab to FAB! I love the stamp!! I would have to practice (a bunch) to make sure to get it right too!!
Thanks for the step by step. You’ve made this stunning home decor item very do-able.
LOVELOVELOVE this! So easy yet it makes a huge difference! I have a similar stool and am going to be trying this out! Thank you for the inspiration!
Adorable step stool. I agree about stamping with paint but I still like the look it creates.
That’s a great way to revitalize a worn piece of furniture or a frame. Thanks for the idea. The stool turned out great and I know that I could find some projects around here that would benefit from this technique!
I just love this!
I love how your stool turned out. I have one just like it and now I have an inspiration to fix it up. Thank you.
A simple stool into elegant piece of furniture! great work!
Oooh! I love that decorated little stool.
The color is gorgeous and I love the geometrical stamping!
Jessa, this is so cool! Absolutely adore what you’ve done with this darling foot stool! The upgrade is striking! What a wonderful piece this will be to use in any room in your home! Thanks so much for playing with our products this week, we’re really glad you joined us!
Beautiful projects! I love seeing all the different ways to use all these fabulous products.
I love the stool! I would have to use a great deal of patience to do what you have done here! But love the results!
Never thought about using a stamp to decorate a home decor piece – but it makes great sense.
The footstool books great. I’m going to try that on some odd pieces I have.
]the blue hydrangea is beautiful. I love that flower anyway and it looks great on this project.
thanks for sharing.
What a great idea, really lovely!!!! Thanks for sharing, also the piece featuring hydrangeas by Debbie Cole is really beautiful. Wonderful blog hop! Greetings from France, Coco x
Adorable little stool. I love how you used that abstract stamp for the pattern. Thanks for sharing with us.
Love how the stool turned out! Thank you for sharing!
Love the retro look you’ve created. I’ve never used stamps on home decor, too.
I have this same stool! Now I know what I need to do with it! Thank you for the inspiration!!!!!!!!!!
Great makeover for your little stool!
JoAnn K Delery
love your project. wish i had a wooden stool instead of a plastic one. any suggestions for doing same project on plastic? is it even possible?
JoAnn- I’m sure you could do it on plastic, but first you’d have to prime the plastic so that the paint will stick to it. I would take sandpaper and really scuff up the plastic and then take a spray primer and coat it really well. Maybe ask at your local hardware store, there are so many products out there now to help get paint stick to plastic. Let me know if you do this and how it turns out, I’m really curious! Good luck!
Very cool stepstool! Love the geometric pattern you used!
Love how you painted this stool!
Fabulous inspiration and thanks for a chance to win 🙂
Would never have thought to stamp on a stool, and I have one that’s unfinished! Hmmmm. . . .
Wow fantastic love it ,I would love to try this product…
Martice Smith II
I absolutely love this stencil! I’m a big fan of bold, geometric patterns. Beautiful, simple project. Thanks for sharing!
I love how you took this simple stool to the next level. Looking forward to trying something similar.
I have a stool that needs updating lol. This is fabulous, I love it! Thanks for the inspiration.
Very cute foot stool..and I just put about 3 little foot stools in a garage sale…ugh…where was this when I needed it…lol…very unique!!
These products are amazing. I particularly like the stool in it’s black and white wonder.
What a great project! I bet if I look around my house I can find something to alter…
I love this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.
OMG, This is Amazing you’re so talented!! I wish I was as talented as you!!!! I would love to create like you!!! <3
I love how each project is so different. I never thought of finishing furniture with stamps. Very cute
Exelant projects! inspirational. thank you for sharing how – to …. -con
Painting the step stool is a fun idea.
Wonderful ! I am going to have a rummage in the garage for any old furniture to give it a new lease of life. Great idea, thank you. Your hydrangea card is simply superb. The blue shades are just to die for
Great idea! I love chalky finish paint and altered home decor!
Whoa, this turned out so striking! I love it. And the kids will be able to ‘see’ the edges of the step stool. Amazing!
What a great piece of upcycling – so humble before, so glamorous now!
what an amazing project
love the stool great job thanks for sharing
Cristina at Ava's Alphabet
What a cool project! The stamps almost give the appearance of fancy treads on the top step. Love it! Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Link-up Party. Have a great week!
How absolutely adorable is this!! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!
Always love what a little paint & elbow work can do! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. pinned & shared.