Today I’m sharing how to upcycle a farmhouse bathroom stool that I painted 23 years ago when my son was 1 year old. There are so many wonderful memories of giggles and singing while teeth were being cleaned or hands were being washed with both my kids, that I just couldn’t bear to toss it out.
How to Upcycle A Farmhouse Bathroom Stool
If you love to go out thrifting and find things to upcycle or repurpose then you’re going to love how you can apply this stencilling method to your next project. This easy Farmhouse stool makeover is easy to apply to any project and can be done in one day! You can find some more fun upcycled projects below.
- old stool
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Raw Silk
- Stencil – I made my own using my cutting machine but any old stencil will do.
- Foam Wedge
- Fusion Mineral Paint Tone For Tots – Little Lamb
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Beeswax
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Wax Brush
When Stencilling how do I stop my paint from bleeding under the stencil?
The trick is to pounce your foam wedge after you load it up with paint on a separate area. It’s better to go on lightly than too heavy. Apply one coat and then if needed add another.
Step 1 – Using your sander and 120 grit sandpaper, sand off the complete design. If you don’t when you paint over the top of it you will see the design coming through your paint.
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Step 2 – Clean the entire stool with TSP. Then take your brush and give the top 2 coats of Raw Silk. Then when dry give the base of the stool 2 coats of Little Lamb. Let completely dry.
Take a peek at the second part of the Farmhouse Stool Upcycle in the video below:
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Like to see some more fun upcycles? Take a peek at these
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- How To Upcycle An Old Box Using Milk Paint and Napkins
- DIY Mirror Kitchen Sign
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WOW, and that’s such a delicate stencil too. Beautifully done Sam. You just know how. Love everything about it
Thank you so much, Michelle! I am happy I could save it! So many precious memories associated with it!