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Monday, June 21, 2010

Bar stool Re-do...

These 2 little bar stools have been in my kitchen for several years. They were just the right size for helping little kidlets get into everything!!
Well, I decided since I am over the crow (they are stenciled on top) thing...they needed a little update. Enter...Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint. Now, I have never used spray paint before and since my lovely air compressor is BURIED in the back of the garage I figured "what the heck"!!
So, to begin...
  1. I sanded them to "rough" up the existing finish and cleaned off the sawdust.
  2. I then sprayed them with the spray paint. I gotta tell ya, I really liked it :). It was super easy and fast!
  3. Next, I stenciled them with the number's 3 &5 to update their look (I custom make my stencils - super easy).
  4. Then, I sanded them with a 120 grit sanding block.
  5. After that I stained them with Old Dad's Old World stain. I made sure to leave some of the stain in the grooves to create that aged feel.
  6. Finally, they received 3 coats of poly for added protection.




  1. Those look wonderful! Great job!

  2. More great projects from you again this week! I'm so glad you shared them on Modern Craftswomen Monday! Rory

  3. I'm so glad you tried spray paint!! I love it. I love my paint sprayer too, but sometimes on smaller jobs it's easier to use spray paint instead of dragging out the air compressor. Good choice on color--it's my favorite cream.

    I would like to know how you make your stencils. I'm going to re-do our old picnic table next week, and I've been planning to put numbers on the benches. Thanks so much!

    Also, I would love to feature you on my blog--if you're interested, please e-mail me, at sweetpeafamily@gmail.com

  4. I love this! Thanks for linking up to Sister Sister!


  5. Great stool redo! I like the final finish and will be trying that soon on some yard sale furniture finds. I love how you keep going til you get to the right look, even when your halfway point is still pretty darn wonderful. New follower, btw. ;0)


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