Upgrading old farmhouse stools in the rustic style is a great way to salvage old furniture, save money by not buying it from the store, and inject authenticity into your home decor. This article shows how easy it is to revamp farmhouse stools.
A farmhouse stool can have multiple purposes. For example, you can use it in the kitchen or as a side table in a living area. The charm of the farmhouse aesthetic lies in its comfort, simplicity, and sense of nostalgia, making these stools great choices for a warm and cozy environment.
1. Gather your supplies
- Old wooden stool
- Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint
- Clear satin topcoat
- Adhesive spray
- Stencil bristle brush
- White craft paint
2. Prepare the stool
Start by giving the stool a good clean, removing any dust or dirt. To create a distressed look that lines up with the farmhouse style, lightly sand the stool in random places. Don’t overdo it since it should look worn for a vintage appeal.
3. Paint the stool
Apply a coat of the Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint to the stool. This paint is renowned for its classic clean look. Allow it to dry completely before moving onto the next step.
4. Apply the stencil
Lightly spray the back of the stencil with adhesive spray, then gently place the stencil on top of the stool. Take your stencil bristle brush and the white craft paint and begin filling in the stencil design. Once done, let it dry for about 30 minutes. Learn more about how to apply a stencil on wood.
5. Make the final touches
To seal and protect your new farmhouse stool, apply a coat of the clear satin topcoat. Let it dry thoroughly, and voila! Find a lovely spot in your home to showcase your beautiful creation.