Wooden Stool Makeover

By Sarah Jones

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Wooden stools don’t get enough credit. They are useful when you need an extra seat or you need to reach something on the top shelf and they don’t take up a lot of room. They also make wonderful side tables; often offering the perfect amount of space for a reading light and your favourite book. This tutorial will show you and hopefully inspire you to take those stools to another level by adding a pop of colour to them!

 

Materials:

  • Wooden Stool
  • Interior Spray Paint in a Colour of your Choosing
  • Newspaper or Garbage Bag
  • Painters Tape

Step 1: Prep for Painting

Find a well ventilated area to safely use your spray paint. Place a garbage bag or newspaper on the ground and put your stool (make sure it’s clean and dry) on top.

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Step 2: Patterns Perhaps?

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Have fun creating patterns on your stool! Remember wherever you adhere tape to the stool the paint will not make contact with the surface of the stool. I didn’t want to paint the edge of my stool seat so I used painters tape to block the paint from getting to that area. If you want to paint the entire stool a solid colour then you can skip this step.

 

Step 3: Colour Lover

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Follow the steps on the can of spray paint and start to cover your stool with colour. You might need to do a few coats to fully cover the stool.

 

Step 4: Whistle While you Wait

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Allow your stool to dry completely before moving it from the area you were painting it. This will take a few hours. Once it is completely dry remove the tape and admire your stripes or pattern and enjoy your new and improved stool!

Topics: Colour Guide, Colour, Inspiration,

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