When I was walking through my local thrift store I spotted this stool/plant stand towards the end of the isle. Without missing a step, I scooped it up as I walked by. No further inspection needed.
It was slightly wobbly, nothing that couldn’t be fixed and quite scuffed up on top, but I didn’t care.
I put this can of paint beside it to show you just how small it is. Love the legs!
So what’s a few nails sticking out of the top, scratches, gouges and hammer dents? Nope, didn’t bother me. No-siree.
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I’ve been looking for the perfect wooden step stool for ages… never came across one I really liked until now. I needed it black, so black it became. As usual I turned it upside down first and gave it all a complete 2 coats of black paint.
But for the top I wanted something a little different. The top was so scuffed up that there wasn’t much finish left on it to sand off, besides I didn’t want it sanded, smooth or cleaned up, so I left it as is.
I cut a Fleur de lis on my Cricut machine and used only the inside piece for my stencil. I used my handy-dandy dollar store mactac paper for the stencil.
I also taped off the nice curvy edge to keep that from getting painted as well.
Then spray ‘er down with more black paint.
I will tell you that I don’t wait for my paint to COMPETELY dry before taking off any tape. I find that depending how the tape job was or how thick you’ve laid on the paint, if it’s completely dry there are times the painted edges will lift off with the tape. If there are any seeps or problems it’s much easier to fix them now.
After very light distressing with a sanding sponge it’s now a rustic little stool that I can virtually put anywhere.
I think leaving the curved edge unpainted added a bit of dimension breaking up the black a bit.
The fleur de lis turned out great, just enough design, not overly bold.
I wanted a small stool for the top of my console table just for holiday decorating.
OR… beside my console..
OR… beside my kitchen island
This little guy is going to be so versatile.
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