I picked up this metal stool last year for a song. It was painted with metallic silver paint. Is there some sort of super cheap metallic silver paint out there? I have a really cool old bead board cabinet in my basement that is also painted metallic silver. It came with the house. Why did someone paint it metallic silver? One of these days I might do something cool with it … just as soon as I get around to it … but I digress.
I thought this stool had that industrial chic vibe. I brought it home and decided to start with sanding it. There was a layer of green under the silver, and a layer of creamy white under that. Once again I thought someone would snatch it up at my sale … I priced it at … wait for it … $5! But still no takers. Clearly no one wants a silver stool with emerald green accents, and I can’t blame them.
It was another perfect candidate for the Annie Sloan sample paint. In case you are keeping track, I have painted one picture frame, one child sized metal folding chair and now one stool with my sample and there is still about 1/3 of it left. Here is the stool painted with Provence, and waxed with MMS antique wax.