Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover

Here’s to Winter being over soon here in Australia!!! I am so looking forward to getting back out into my studio in the warmth and tackle so many large projects that I have had to put on hold! My list of smaller “to do” projects is getting smaller and I am glad that I finally got around to giving a small stool that we have a little love. I had all intention int the world to paint my little Ikea Stool when I bought it but as usual, time got away from me. It get’s used a lot in our house and has been scuffed about a bit. So I decided to give it a bit of a spruce up. So here goes with my Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover!

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

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As you can see I have left my dirty paw prints all over this little stool with all the little changes I’ve been making around our home! So here’s how I gave the well-deserved stool a makeover!

Supplies needed:

  • Ikea Bekväm Stool
  • Chalk paint – For this project, I used Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish paint  Everlasting and Relic
  • Paint Brush
  • No2 Round Brush
  • Americana Lamp Black Acrylic Paint
  • Painters Tape
  • Sander – I use a Bosche Sander but this sander is the same one that I started out with 🙂
  • 120 grit sandpaper
  • Creme Wax – I used Deco art Americana wax
  • Chux Cloth

 

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

 Step 1 – Make sure that the surface of the stool is clean from any dust or dirt and give it 3 coats of Everlasting Chalky Finish paint because you don’t want any lumps and bumps in your painting!

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 2 – Taking the painters tape, mark off two strips on the top of the stool and the bottom step so this becomes your guide to painting the lines to give the grain sack effect.  Just make sure that you run your fingers firmly over the tape so that the tape adheres to the stool. Further more this will prevent the paint from bleeding.

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 3 – Paint the first strip with the Relic Chalky Finish paint and let dry. Remove the tape. I used my eye to measure but if you don’t feel comfortable be sure to use a ruler.

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 4 – Apply the second line of tape and paint. Wait until dry and then remove the tape.

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 5 – Print out the words farmers bakery onto a piece of A4 paper. I used Word on my computer and switched the page orientation to landscape. Then using transfer paper and a pencil transferred the words to the stool. Make sure that you don’t press too hard as the wood that the Ikea stools are made from is quite soft. It will leave an imprint if you press too hard.

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 5– Take your No 2 Round brush, your black paint and block in the lettering. Allow the paint to completely dry in between each coat. Be sure to have your paint at an inky consistency because otherwise, it won’t flow nicely.

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Step 6 – Using your sander sand back to your desired distressed look. If you need some help with distressing I have some ideas that might help 🙂

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 7 – Go ahead and grab your chux and apply the Creme Wax making sure you work in the direction of your brush strokes. If you are after more of a glossy finish use a soft lint free cloth to buff the wax. An old t-shirt works a treat. Keep moving in a circular until you’re happy with the finish.

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

Ta daaa there you have a Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover and it seems like the stool is a lot happier too!

Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Finally, have you given a stool a little makeover later? I’d love to hear how it went and what design you chose! As always I love to hear about your DIY~ing adventures!  🙂

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Do you have a scuffed Ikea Stool hanging around in need of some love? Let me show you how to give it a new lease on life | Full tutorial Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

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24 comments

    1. Oh, I’m so glad my little project has inspired you, Kellie! That’s one of the most gratifying things to be told that I’ve inspired someone!! 🙂 🙂

  1. It’s super super cool Sam, now I really want to change mine to farmhouse style, I really like how you added the stripes and the farmhouse bakery! Or I could just get a second one, one can never have too many stepstools, right 😉

  2. Oh, I really love this! It would fit right in with what we’re planning for our kitchen… plus, I’m short and could use a stool, anyway. LOL

    1. Thank you so much, Donella! I’m so glad you like it and that it will be a practical item in your new kitchen LOL! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

    1. LOL! Yes I think they are called something different where you are to what we call them here in Australia Lynn! Thank you for your sweet comment 🙂

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