A while back I picked up a stool that came complete with aged chippy paint. I mostly loved the chippy, worn look, but I wasn’t super fond of the obvious paint drips and smudges that made it look like it belonged in someone’s workshop (like mine! I’m definitely a messy painter).
I’m talking about that big white smudge on the side of the seat. There were several white drips and smudges elsewhere as well.
I decided to take a page out of Miss Mustard Seed’s book for this one too. A while back she posted about a hutch she bought. She liked the original paint, but wanted to clean it up a bit. She just chose a color similar to the original and used it to go over areas that needed it, while leaving other areas alone. Sounded like the perfect idea for this stool.
So I mixed up some MMS milk paint in Trophy and simply painted over all of the white spots.
I didn’t sand much at all after the touch up because I found that sanding allowed the white to show through again, and I didn’t want that. So, once the paint was dry, I just went over the chair with some dark wax.
I love the way I was able to retain the authentic shabby-ness of this stool, but yet clean it up a bit.
The top is perfectly worn.
This stool sold to a fabulous young lady at my sale, and when I asked her what she was going to do with it she said ‘use it for a nightstand’. Woo hoo! The perfect answer! It will make an awesome nightstand, don’t you think?
Meanwhile, stay tuned. On Friday I plan to show you my dining room!
Sidebar: I’ll admit, I mainly popped this photo in here because I love the new “Comic Heroes” stuff on picmonkey, which is how I added the Stay Tuned box to my photo. I love playing around with this stuff, and I was pretty excited to see that picmonkey finally added some new options. But, I really am going to show you my dining room on Friday, so check back!