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!
Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover
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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!
- 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
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.
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.
Step 4 – Apply the second line of tape and paint. Wait until dry and then remove the tape.
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.
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.
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.
Ta daaa there you have a Farmhouse Bakery Ikea Stool Makeover and it seems like the stool is a lot happier too!
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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