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Why have plain barstools when you can have numbered ones? 

Used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a stencil out of clear contact paper (inexpensive alternative to stencil material).  I put contact paper (do not remove backing) on the cutting mat and let the Silhouette do all the work.  Used the Silhouette hook tool to remove the negative spaces of the stencil.    

Applied the stencil to the barstool, pressing firmly.  A gift card makes a handy tool to do this.  Using a stencil sponge, I lightly applied paint.  After leaving in place for 5 minutes, I then carefully removed the stencil.  A clear coat of sealer could be applied, although I didn't. 

For a less permanent option, you can also use colored vinyl rather than stenciling, but I didn't think of that before painting.  :)

Hubby and I have lots more free time now that we don't have to guess which barstool is ours!  LOL

Thank you to Must Love Home, Pieced Pastimes, Snippets of Inspiration, Domesblissity, and The Dedicated House for graciously featuring this post!

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  1. Carolyn, how nice to find your blog! Fun idea to stencil the stools!

  2. Thanks, Bless! The bar stools were really fun to stencil and are a little less boring to look at. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Your bar stools turned out lovely! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration2. xo

    1. Thanks Kelly! I'm so glad I found your blog! Have a great day!

  4. These are so cute! I love the look of the black bar stools and one of these days I am going to number something in my home...I'm just not sure what yet. ;) Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Wind-Down link party!

    Nicole =)

  5. Hi, Nicole! I should warn you that once you begin numbering things, it's difficult to find a stopping point. LOL! Have a great weekend!

  6. This looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!! Your post has been pinned,tweeted and shared on Facebook! Your post will be featured this week on the Friday Favorites Link Party at Please come by and see your feature and share another of your favorite posts! The party goes live Thursday at 7PM. I hope to see your there...Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home

  7. Oh how nice! Thank you so much for featuring my project! And, thank you for sharing your Patriotic Tablescape at ... love your ideas! Will definitely post another project on your Friday Favorites Link Party. Have a great day!!!

  8. Love the added touch Carolyn - so cute! I'm going to share your post with my sister who has the same stools at her island. Your stools caught my eye at the Before and After Wednesday Party.

  9. Thanks for stopping by, Marie! Glad you like them - they were super easy to do! Have a great week!

  10. This looks so amazing! Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  11. Very cute! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!


  12. Pinned, tweeted & shared on my FB page. Thanks for linking up with us! @ My Favorite Things party & the Inspiration Spotlight. See you again soon.

  13. The Weekly Feature Series is live which you are a part of! Here is the link to the Series. Thank you for joining The Dedicated House. Have a great weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. Carolyn, these are so cool! What a great way to dress up your barstools. Thanks for sharing them with us at Think and Make Thursday!

  15. Hi Carolyn. So nice of you to link up to Thriving on Thursdays last week. What a fantastic idea. I'm featuring this post at tomorrow's party. Hope to see you again. Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Anne @ Domesblissity


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