Aussie Stool Makeover

When this stool first came to me, it was in need of a fresh coat of paint and some lovin! It was scuffed badly and looked like it had been very well loved before landing in my car! My first initial instinct was to paint it white and then stencil something onto the top. If you have been following me for a while you know how much I LOVE using numbers in my work butΒ I wanted to try something different for a change! That’s when inspiration struck and I decided to go with an Aussie Stool Makeover instead!

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Aussie Stool Makeover

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As you can see the stool needed some freshening up, so I gave my entire stool a good sanding, using my 180 grit sanding block to level out the paint work that was already on the stool.

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Then went to town with my paint brush and gave the stool 3 coats of chalk paint as I reallyΒ wanted to make sure that the whole chair was covered evenly with paint. Once dry I sanded back lightly with my 120 grit Sander block.

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Then using a 1’2″ Flat Brush I paint the circle area blue,let it dry and then gave the stool top another coat.

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Using the tracing paper, I traced out the flag onto the top of the stool. My stool Β had a centrepiece that has a groove in it, so I only traced to the edge of that to leave a border. But you can make a border by tracing out a side plate or something similar in size to get the same effect.

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Then I blocked in the red and the white colours where needed. The blue game out very dark as I was painting it but I knew that it would lighten as I distressed, with the white coming through from underneath πŸ™‚

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Then once dry, Β using my 120 grit sandpaper I sanded back to give a nice distressed look!

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To finish off I gave it a nice wax to seal.

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You can adapt any flag to make this Aussie Stool Makeover project. Just print out your own flag and use the same steps!

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29 comments

    1. Thank you, so much Lydia! Glad you like it! It was a project that I didn’t know if it was going to work or not but I’m glad I stuck to my guns and completed it! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week πŸ™‚

  1. How cool! I’ve thought of the British Flag before, but only cause my child is obsessed with Dr. Who, but I love the Aussie flag too. It looks perfect on top with all the distressing.

    I saw this on Facebook and had to check it out, the stool is so eye catching now, a piece of unexpected art, and those are the best kinds.

    BTW, loved the video of the project too! Mad impressed with your skills!!!

    1. Far out if you keep up all these sweet comments NikKi I will never be able to wipe the smile from my face!! LOL Thank you so much for leaving such encouraging comments! They truly encourage me to keep moving on with my dream! Sending loads of virtual hugs your way, Thank you so much πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Janet! It’s funny that you say that as I am ummming and ahhhrrring as to whether I should sell it…. for now I will admire it in my son’s room πŸ™‚

  2. That’s a really cool stool. I have to confess, I had to look up your “about” page to see where you live; your choice of decoration makes perfect sense now πŸ™‚

    1. Ah yes Melony, I’m sure my project would be a little confusing! Yes I live in Australia, in the Blue Mountains and this project was part of a Red, White and Blue challenge and I decided to go with a Aussie Style Stool Makeover πŸ™‚

    1. Oh WOW!!! That’s awesome!! Where about’s in Australia is he from? What a sweet thing for you to do for him! I’m sure he will love it! πŸ™‚

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