bar stool makeover


adorable bar stool makeover (with chalk paint) | A Dash of Mum

This cute little stool was a craigslist-type online find.  It was in great shape and I think I paid around $10 for it.  At first, it lived under the counter in our laundry room until I found a home for it in our house.  After I finished up our baby girl’s nursery, I found the perfect spot… it would fit snugly beside the glider in our little one’s room.

The current colour was all wrong though, I’m not a fan of light oak and figured some chalk paint would spiff it up quickly.  Since I was planning on using chalk paint for the top, minimal prep was needed.  I just gave the seat a light sanding, then wiped it off with a damp rag.

I used a Rustoleum chalk paint in aged grey, and gave the seat one coat.

adorable bar stool makeover (with chalk paint) | A Dash of Mum^ don’t mind the crazy lighting, we lose light around 4pm here!

After it dried, I sanded lightly over the top again, just to even things out and lightly distress along the edges.  Using Picmonkey, I made a little stencil using the bodoni xt font, printed it out the size I wanted, and then cut out the number and traced it on the stool.

adorable bar stool makeover (with chalk paint) | A Dash of Mum

I had a small jar of white chalk paint from a previous project, and with a small paintbrush, I filled in the stencil with 2 coats.  To finish this simple diy off, I sanded over the top again, distressing the number lightly, then applied a light coat of wax to the top.

How cute is it now??

adorable bar stool makeover (with chalk paint) | A Dash of Mum

It’s the perfect little table for a glass of water and snack when I’m nursing my babe.  I love how this turned out and it was a quick evening project for me while I watched the latest RHOBH 🙂

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2 Comment

  1. […] love this cute and simple bar stool makeover over by A Dash of Mum. I’ve got a bar stool I’ve need to fix up for a while and now I’m totally […]

  2. […] was another craigslist find for me.  It was a super quick makeover and I love how it turned out (read about it here).  This would look cute in our kitchen too, although I might do a darker grey on top, keeping it […]

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