A couple of weeks back one of my blog readers offered me a free cupboard and when she was dropping it off she also offered me this little metal stool.
So, I thought, why not? I knew it would be a fun little project to give it a new look.
I started by sanding it well. It had peeling paint in some areas, especially underneath, so I wanted to get rid of that. As I was sanding I could see that this stool had been various colors in the past including red, and yellow.
I debated going with red myself, but I find that red is a bit of a tough sell for me. So instead I decided to go with my favorite Dixie Belle Drop Cloth.
Continuing to keep it fairly neutral I used Dixie Belle’s Putty to add a grain sack style stripe to the seat …
And to add a Jami Ray Vintage Grain Sack Mini stencil to the back …
I sanded the edges to distress, and then I gave it all a top coat of clear wax.
For the finishing touch, I purchased new rubber feet.
I found these at my local Menards for $1.49 for all 4, and the color matched the Drop Cloth perfectly.
Hopefully this more neutral version of the stool will fit perfectly in someone’s kitchen. Maybe even yours? If you’re local and can pick it up, that is.
Overall, it was quick and easy to go from outdated peach to farmhouse neutral with just a little paint.
What do you think?
Thank you to Dixie Belle for providing the paint used on this project.