Moving right along here! Today I am sharing how to update a thrift store stool with farmhouse style. I scored this stool at Goodwill probably around 10 years ago. If my memory serves me right I paid around $3.00 for it. It was originally oak and I updated it with paint and stencils. Surprise, surprise guess what I did today? The same of course, except I used a new paint I never have tried before and of course one of my own stencils. Still testing out my samples. If you missed my diy canvas art post with one of my stencils please go check that out here.
Black dog salvage invited me to try out their new line of furniture paint. They sent me a nice assortment of sample jars to test out.
I knew immediately I wanted to paint the stool with their black dog color. I wanted a classic clean look. You can never go wrong with black.
The stool only needed one coat of paint, which I was surprised. The paint had beautiful coverage and required absolutely no prep work on my end. That’s a double score!
I let the stool dry for a little over an hour and then came in with my stencil for the top of the stool.
I lightly sprayed the back of my stencil with adhesive spray and gently placed the stencil on top of the stool.I used my smaller stencil bristel brush and some simple white craft paint I had on hand.
I let that dry for about 30 minutes and then I used the Black dog Salvage clear satin top coat.
I absolutely love how the stool turned out. In fact, my husband even loved it so much that he is not squawking over me keeping in the kitchen. I’m pretty packed around here with decor and he just shakes his head at me most times.
I forgot to mention before I put the top satin coat on, I did lightly sand the stool in random places. I didn’t over do it on the distressing because I loved the clean classic look of the stool.
Notice the little tea towel?
Well, I had to make one of those as well. I bought a 5 pack of flour sack towels at Walmart for less than $5.00. What cute gifts these would make as well around the holiday’s. Don’t you think?
Pin it, make it, try it:) You will have to wait just a little short while before my stencil line is out. I am anticipating just a few more weeks and my stencils will be available.
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