I have completed my stool makeover, but I would love your opinion on the “finishing touches”.
I posted earlier this week about a stool I found at Goodwill. I had been looking for a little stool that I could paint white and add a burlap seat cover.
This one was perfect! And it was only $3.50!
It was in great shape. Very sturdy. Just needed a little TLC.
So I took off the seat cover (it wasn’t screwed on), and covered it with some batting to make it a little fuller and softer. I always feel like I am wrapping a present when I do this part. The best part is the present is for ME!
Then I covered the batting with inexpensive burlap using the same steps.
For painting the stool, I just used a can of white spray paint because I already had it on hand. I took my time trying to spray evenly to avoid drips. Then I let it dry.
That’s my sweet little Luke helping me out!
Next, I used some light sand paper and “roughed up” the edges.
Then I used Valspar mocha glaze over the white paint.
I have absolutely NO idea what the correct steps to glazing are, but this is what I did, and I liked the results.
I applied the glaze with large sponge brush. Then I wiped it right off with paper towels. I worked on one side of the stool at a time. If the glaze looked to thick, I would use a wet paper towel to wipe it off. I just wanted to make it look like a “dirty” white…not very noticeable.
It’s the same paint treatment I used on the guest house bedroom suite that I hope to show you next Monday!
Then I attached the seat back on, and this is how it turned out…
I love it!
Here it is in the guest house.
Can you see the light hint of glaze?
Now I need your opinion.
My first idea was to stencil a black number on the seat. Then I thought about stenciling a letter. But I liked it so much plain, I thought maybe I should leave it alone.
What do you think? I cut some stencils out of black construction paper and set it on the burlap seat to give you an idea of what it would look like. Which do you like best?
The “H” stands for our last name.
The “4” stands for my four boys.
Or leave it plain…
Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think…
I’ll post the final result on Wednesday!
For more transformations, please stop by Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. Click on the picture below and it will take you right there!