October 3, 2011

Using Vintage Rubber Stamps to make a French Graphics Stool

I found a wonderful little stool at auction along with a vintage rubber stamp set


This is the 1940's rubber stamp set I bought at auction


And this was the little stool. 
 I wasn't trying to be artsy with my photo, it was the humidity here in Orlando fogging up the lens


I went to Graphics Fairy and found French advertising words 


Then stamped away, I did it just by eyeballing, so it is not all perfectly straight, part of the charm...Maybe?

I used Versacraft fabric ink.  I feel more comfortable using ink for fabric, so if the stool ever got wet, the graphics would never run or fade.


After Martins inspection I put the stool in my booth at Orange Tree and priced it at $28


I am totally in love with this project!!
I love the look and versatility of these vintage stamps, I think you will be seeing more rubber stamp projects in the future.

Happy Creating!

Carol


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45 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I adore that little stamp kit, I would have so much fun with that Carol! Good job!

Michelle said...

That stamp set is fabulous!!! I love the pointing hand! What a find:)
Great job on the stool!
~Michelle

Betsy said...

Don't you just love those rubber stamps? I think your stool is gorgeous and can't believe you have it at only $28. Fabulous makeover....kitty thinks so too:-)

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Ummmm...$28.00??? I would have paid 3x that much for that fantastic stool, Carol! I adore it! And that stamp set??? Can I have it...? Please??? ;) Have a great week...;)

The Vintage Attic said...

That stool is just fabulous, and at $28.00 it won't be in your booth long.. Those vintage stamps, wow what a great find. I think I'm off today to find some fabric ink.. I use the fabric paint, but have not tried the ink yet...can't wait to try it. Thanks for inspiring me.

Hugs,
Melissa

Kathy said...

Simply Beautiful....

Linda said...

Hi Carol,
Love the way the stool came out and that stamp set looks like it will get some great use.

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

That is SOOOOO Beautiful!! Great work with that awesome find:)

Lina

Katie said...

Love the stool and Martin too!!! One day I'm going to make it to your booth. I just live a couple of hours away...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Cute as it can be Carol! I found some old stamps that had been used for plants at a nursery. They had great names like Mrs. Roosevelt and the neat wooden handles. Decided to sale them on ebay. Went for a great price. I was a happy camper. Of course I had to keep a few of them. Love your set! Keep and enjoy. xo

Clydia said...

Carol - Love your blog! Wish I could find an old stamp set like that. :) Thank you so much for stopping by & following my blog. I'm following you too. So happy we found each other and cannot wait to browse around here...xoxo

threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

A Vintage Green said...

Looks great. Thanks for the fabric ink tip.
- Joy

WhyCuzICan said...

Very clever redo :) Good job on the stool!! Off to read about that auction now... but just to let you know; I am visiting from GraphicsFairy's BRAG MONDAY linky party,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

That stool is awesome...Love the "stamped" look! Great job as usual...it should sell fast!!!

Cheryl said...

Awesome make over....love it. And that stamping kit was a great find for sure!
Thanks for sharing,
Cheryl

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

love this! it turned out so elegant

Denise @ The Rusty Gate said...

So cute...see, you were meant to keep that cute little stamping set! Yes, and I agree, $28 is a great buy for that little stool!

Rhissanna said...

The stool is gorgeous, and I bet it finds a new home quickly. And I was reading this and going, oh yes, that's nice, that's really lovely and then...

....You can get STAMPING INK FOR FABRIC??? Really? I'm a total stamping newbie, I don't even know how to clean my stamps, bit I've got a custom one made (Of the bunnyfly you see by this post) and I'd love to make some bunnyfly fabric. Custom fabric is pricey...but if I could stamp my own? Wow! So, thank you so much for pointing the way

Hugs!

Beverley

Anonymous said...

I love it and would totally buy it from your shop. I also love the fabric you used. Is it a linen?

Joi

Nancy said...

Love it - love it - love it!!!!!

It turned out great! I'd grab it at $28. Can't beat it!

Nancy

lynn said...

love the old stamps, carol, and your stool is so adorable!

Gina said...

I love this stool! I think it turned out fabulously & I think it'll sell fast. I know I'd buy it if I saw it.

camp and cottage living said...

Such a neat idea Carol. I love the fabric you chose for the stool too. I knew you would come up with some nice stuff when you showed us your stamping kit!

Createology said...

Your stamp set is wonderful and how fun that you used it for such a fabulous re-make. I love your little stool and how you made it tres chic! Happy stamping...

Sue said...

What a wonderful find that stamping kit was! Your stool turned out so well. What a nice change from the original look. :-) Am visiting from Kathleen's party.
~ Sue

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Yest another darling project by you. I love little stools and cannot pass them up. Yours is so cute with the graphics.

hugs
Sissie

laurie said...

ooo this is so lovely,, I bet this goes fast,, I love this,,

Tracy said...

Very cute, and your cat seems to approve as well!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Carol,
I love this project and I love your kitty too!!! Both are completely precious!!!

XO
Cindy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, The little stool turned out wonderful! I wish I lived closer because I would buy it in a minute.
Hugs,
Sherry

Linda said...

This turned out beautifully, Carol! I love the hint to use fabric ink!

SueBee said...

I like this Carol! And that you eye balled it.
cute cute cute!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

AH-dorable!!! I would *so* love a stamp kit like that...I could do a lot of damage with one, methinks!

*cute project*

Passionate for White said...

That stamp kit is quite the find!

Laurie Brown said...

What a fabulous find that stamp set is! *swoon* And love what you did with it.

And I love that you sometimes use pictures with the kitty in them. It adds such a warm touch- those of use with cats know that they must inspect everything, and seeing them doing that in pictures causes a giggle and a head nod!

Debbie said...

That little vintage stamp set is the gift that keeps on giving! The remade stool now has "Carol" written all over it.

OK, not technically... but you know what I mean. Grin.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love the stool and the vintage stamp set! You are so creative!

Rebecca said...

I knew you'd be up to something WONDERFALL! :) LOVE IT! You are a creative genius!

YOU ARE!~

xoRebecca

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the stamp set, what a find! But what you did with that stool is amazing!
Love it!
Patti

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

This is my first time visiting your blog. I LOVE this stool makeover. I am such a fan of text - on the walls, on fabric. Anything!

Tanya
dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a charming stool, Carol. Those stamps were a wonderful find!

Michele @ {Primp} said...

so pretty--great job! If you have time I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on now.

micheleravendesigns.blogspot.com

kristiB said...

Carol, this is lovely! Your work is impeccable :)

Aunt Kristin_Texas said...

Pretty!

And I love the picture of Sir Martin. All that's missing is a king's crown on his head. :p He is one very photogenic kitty. I've always wanted a black and white cat.

Kristin

Vintagerebeccablogger said...

that stamp box - what a find! the stool looks adorable!