DIY Decor To Coordinate with a Target Plaid Shower Curtain

September 29, 2018
I am still working on some DIY decor for my daughter's new townhouse.  

Last week she purchased this Target Plaid Shower Curtain, so I am going to make some coordinating decor from thrift shop finds.

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 My daughter wanted a small stool or chair to sit on when she applied her makeup at the bathroom vanity.  

I remembered running across some vintage (mid-century) looking, stacking stools at my local thrift shop.  I purchased one for $4.  

The stool is chair height, and not counter height, so it will work well with the bathroom vanity.

At first, I was going to remove the vinyl upholstery and replace it.  But instead, I removed the dirty paper on the bottom, and left the vinyl.

I washed up the legs and vinyl seat.

Then I brushed on two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in Linen White.

Linen White is almost white white.  Not cream.  Just like the the shower curtain.

Here is the stool with painted vinyl, and painted metal legs.

I'm going to stencil the stool seat with the *Old Sign Stencils Plaid Shirt Stencil.  It's a two piece stencil.

Of course it's not the exact plaid of the shower curtain, but it will work.  The Target shower curtain says it's "a classic plaid pattern that has light green, white and black tones for a stylish design".  I didn't notice the black.

I already had Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Navy Blue on hand.  Of course there are some differences in navy blues, but I used it as is.

I looked at several Ceramcoat greens before I chose Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Cactus Green.  The green in the shower curtain had a bit of blue in it.

While working on the stool, I up-cycled this "Popcorn" sign.  

My daughter used it at her college era apartments.  I found it at a garage sale.

I brushed Chalked Paint in Linen White on the sign top too.

The stool and sign were stenciled with the Plaid Shirt stencil.

The sign was stenciled on the diagonal.  

(But I didn't like this green, it's Ceramcoat Village Green, a yellowish green, so I re-stenciled it in Ceramcoat Cactus Green, a green shade with more blue hues).  

I then added the *Old Sign Stencils Lake Rentals stencil to my sign with Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black.

I sealed both the stool and sign with Varathane Water-Based Polyurethane in Satin Finish.

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I want to paint a small paddle/oar for her bathroom too, but she is not sold.  

This is Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes.  WE love lake decor.

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 I only stenciled the plaid to the stool's top edges.

I hope she likes these new pieces.

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*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Carlene, the stool and sign are so pretty! I'm sure your daughter will be thrilled with them! Way to go!
    ~ Christina in SW FL

  2. Darling! I love how you chimed in with your curtain, that is so brilliant! These projects certainly look fresh and inviting!


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