Last month, Sweet Friends, a girlfriend, her 3 year old daughter and I sat around this table and enjoyed giggles and stories about animals at the zoo and then played with little red wagons and fidget spinners.
Of course, these little turquoise chairs were the perfect spot for my 3 year old little friend.
I remember ten years ago when my sweet boys used these same chairs to enjoy their snack. Luke would pull up, as close as he could, to the table. He’d wait patiently for me to bring him his snack and turn on his favorite show Calliou on the television.
Now, Luke is playing football in high school. He takes command of the field, he leads the others and makes touchdowns. Last week when the scoreboard reached 20 to 6, and his team was in the lead, he sat down on the bench, proud of his team’s efforts, staring at the scoreboard.
And this Proud Mama sat in the stands, quietly watching #33, feeling so proud.
Where, oh where, has the time gone….
I’ll snap my fingers and he’ll be in college and off making a name for himself.
Last month, Rustoleum asked me to share a project I did using their paints. I thought of the upcoming visit with my girlfriend and her 3 year old daughter and the chairs came to mind.
The chairs were siting on the patio, holding plants and looking a little chippy and old. 14 years old to be exact. I brought the little chairs into the house to give them a good cleaning and a new paint of coat.
Here is the DIY on how to create these cute little chairs.
- Clean chairs with soap and water.
- Paint chairs with Rustoleum Painters Touch 2X Ultra Cover Paint-Primer in Satin Aqua. TIP: Prior to stenciling ensure you are using a paint that includes a top coat or apply a top coat. This allows you to remove the stencil easily if you make a mistake.
- Using A Maker’s Studio Adhesive Stencils in Alphabet 3, stencil chairs.
- Remove mesh stencil from white backing and adhere on surface. TIP: The Stencil Pack comes in a 9×12 size. Cut each stencil so they are easier to use.
- Using A Maker’s Studio Chalk Art, color I Reckon and A Maker’s Studio Scraper, apply white chalk art onto the stencil.
- Scrape the Chalk Art so that it seeps through the mesh and onto your surface. TIP: You can remove part of the stencil to ensure the chalk art is seeping through. Be careful not to remove all of the stencil until you are ready.
- Remove stencil. TIP: Use the corner of the scraper to assist in removing the stencil from the surface, if needed.
- Soak stencil in warm and soapy water. TIP: Once stencil is clean let air dry, sticky side up on a paper towel. TIP: Once the stencil is dry place stencil back onto white backing.
- Use the tip of a pencil eraser to apply the dot to the No. 2.
- Allow chair to dry.
- Paint chairs with Rustoleum Clear Matte.
These little chairs bring back so many old and new memories.
A big thanks to Rustoleum for allowing me to feature their paint on the blog. All opinions are my own.
Now, go out there and create something.
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