I started with the dregs of a sample jar of Peace River Blue and made it into my own variety of chalk paint for the base coat.
It turned out like this.
Then I added a coat of this pretty no-name green sample of Valspar I picked up at Lowe’s.
After the green dried overnight I sanded the stool and penciled my design on top.
This is on top of the green coat of paint. Sorry about the poor lighting in my work space, but I wanted the pencil lines to show here. You can see I had a few false starts before I got things the way I wanted them.
Then I gathered up a variety of colors and started filling in the letters. When I finished, it wasn’t what I wanted so the hot pink outline was added and it seemed to do the trick.
I liked the way the base coats sanded with the distressed edges, so I let it dry overnight and hit it with the sandpaper again the next morning.
And this is how it turned out.
I left the legs alone, even though I was tempted to paint the rungs each a different color to match the letters. There are dozens of these stools out there that can use a little update so watch for that in the future.
This is a very handy stool.
- You can sit on it.
- You can use it as a side table for placing drinks or snacks.
(Oooooh… I need little flower painted coasters for that version!)
- You can put a lamp on it beside your bed.
- You can put a plant on it.
- You decide.
It’s just a bit a useful whimsy. How or where would you use a cute little thing?