About a year and half ago when we moved, our kitchen table was left in storage for a while. I headed out to the thrift store to find some stools so my kids could sit up to the bar. I ended up with three mis-matched stools. Two of them were metal with a cushion chair top. The other one was this cute little wooden stool. Well, after we got our table out of storage, we weren’t really using the stools anymore, so the other two were donated back to the thrift store, and I kept the wooden one, cause it was solid and I thought it would be good to have around, and it has been.
I decided one day that I wanted to paint it and I would have it be my stool for my crafting area. I’m kinda really liking this color of green lately, (it’s Krylon, Ivy Leaf in gloss) so it’s the color I chose.
This is the stool before.
I gave it a good light sanding, with just a piece of sand paper. Then I wiped it down with a damp cloth.
Then I primed it with Krylon primer. After the priming I used a hammer and nails and distressed the top a bit.
Then went to town painting it green. After the paint dried, I used some sandpaper to distress the legs and top a little bit more, and then I used some stain to get into the nail holes and on the parts I had sanded the paint off.
After all was said and done, I used some Krylon Crystal Clear Gloss finish. I don’t know that it was necessary, but it did give it a bit of shine. And, I absolutely love how it turned out. This is my first project like this, and it was way easier than I thought it would be to refinish a piece of wood furniture! I can’t wait to do some more! And one of these days I will show you all where I create. I’ve been working on the space a little bit lately, and I can’t wait to share it.
Also, you may have noticed, we hit the 200 follower mark! Which means, be watching for a giveaway later this week! I’ve got to get the stuff together for it, but I can’t wait, it should be fun!
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I absolutely LOVE it! Great color! It would look really cute in my craft area 😉
Blue Velvet Chair says
Amy – very cute stool redo. I’ve got a couple of barstools at our kitchen bar that I’ve been struggling with…maybe they just need a little paint tlc. Thanks for the inspiration.
The Stratton Family says
SO CUTE! That color is adorable! I need to do the same with my barstools!
I love that color! I don’t have any barstools but I just bet I can find something to paint Ivy Green! Stopping by from Sisters Stuff. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sami Carter says
It turned out great! I love the color! I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next!
How fun! I love seeing makeovers! I nominated you for an award. Check it out at:
that turned out adorable and just like everything else, it’s way cuter in real life. 🙂
You always do such an amazing job with your furniture. I’m glad to see you coming back every week. Well, Such a wonderful collection and plan to buy one of my new home. Your collection is very new and best for modern homes. It seems vintage looks.