The graphic quality of black and white excites me. I have been working with this contrast lately and wanted to share with you a couple of projects that have turned out to be favorites. I went to the thrift store looking for a stool. I almost passed this one by. Imagine dark wood stain, overlooked by everyone because of its depressing blah everyday-ness. But I liked its bones, and it was sturdy with no structural issues.
I painted it in one of my old whites, sanding and waxing it to give it a vintage look. The dark stain underneath looks like old wood. I thought that I would recover the vinyl seat, and so I pulled a bunch of different fabric choices out to see which one I liked best, but decided that I really liked the contrast of the black.
So, I re-stapled it underneath in a few places to make it look more finished, and screwed it back in place. I am so happy with how it came out. And to think I was planning on spending $$ for a stool with far less character.
I am loving the pattern, which is called Liesl by Coco Knits, which a friend bought me.
I am thinking ahead to warmer days, here in February. I nice thought. For now, I will appreciate the out-of-doors from the comfort of my knitting chair by the fire.
Have a creative day ~ Karen
Find the pattern by clicking on this link: COCO KNITS