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 but 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!
Aussie Stool Makeover
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- A stool- You can find them at your local thrift stores/ garage sales or you might have one in need of a spruce up.
- Paint Brush
- No 2 Round Brush
- No 3 Round Brush
- 1″ Flat Brush
- White Chalk paint
- White Deco Art Americana Paint
- Midnite Blue Deco Art Americana Paint
- Heritage Brick Deco Art Americana Paint
- Sanding block 180 and 120 grit
- Wax to seal
- Print of the Aussie Flag – Pinterest has lots to choose from
- White Transfer Paper
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 paintwork that was already on the stool.
Then went to town with my paintbrush and gave the stool 3 coats of chalk paint as I really 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.
Then using a 1’2″ Flat Brush I paint the circle area blue,let it dry and then gave the stool top another coat.
Using the tracing paper, I traced out the flag onto the top of the stool. My stool 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.
Then I blocked in the red and the white colours where needed. The blue came 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 🙂
Then once dry, using my 120 grit sandpaper I sanded back to give a nice distressed look!
To finish off I gave it a nice wax to seal.
You can adapt any flag to make this Aussie Stool Makeover project. Just print out your own flag and use the same steps!
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later 🙂
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