When Spray Painting goes wrong there's always #Marvel Wallpaper

Wallpapered Marvel Stool...... for when the painting goes wrong!
Wallpaper covered Marvel Stool...... for when the painting goes wrong!
I do love it when the family gets involved with my up-cycled / revamped furniture pieces.  So whilst I was out in the garden one summer morning digging out the weeds I was thrilled to see my two boys coming back from the car boot with a stool - the same shape and design as my Toy Story and Star Wars upcycled stools at that!!

My bargain stool purchased from the Car Boot
My bargain stool purchased from the Car Boot
The stool itself was in good condition, a few chips round the edges which could easily be fixed, so in hindsight I could have just changed the seat... but that would have been way too easy!!  I did do the seat first this time round though.  I love my staple gun and with each piece I do I'm slowly getting better at covering.

Spider-man reupholstered seat
Spider-man reupholstered seat
And then it all went wrong!

I mentioned on my toy box post that the spray cans I recently used just didn't want to play!  They spat at me, clogged up and just made it difficult to get a smooth finish on this stool!  So much so I shut it away in the shed for 6 months!!

Then one day, my fantastic partner says 'why don't you just use wallpaper'.   But of course!  Sounds so obvious now doesn't it.  And with that I took the stool out the shed and nipped up B&Q and bought some Marvel wallpaper.

Prepping the wallpaper to cover the stool
Prepping the wallpaper to cover the stool
I used my ever faithful bucket load of Modge Podge to cover the sides of the stool with my fantastic Marvel wallpaper, and you know what, I think I did a pretty good job of it considering it's only my second piece using wallpaper! - My first attempt was on the wardrobe and drawers.

When the painting goes wrong... there's always wallpaper
When the painting goes wrong... there's always wallpaper
Wallpaper from B&Q
Wallpaper from B&Q
Sides proved to be a bit challenging
Sides proved to be a bit challenging

Covering the stool with Marvel Wallpaper
Covering the stool with Marvel Wallpaper
With the sides re-covered I could finally put my seat back on and now our newly decorated stool lives in 'Spider-man room' also known as Max's bedroom.

Revamping a dated stool with Marvel Wallpaper
Revamping a dated stool with Marvel Wallpaper

What do you think?  I do rather love it.


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