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Vintage stool makeoverπŸ–Œ

Last week I visited one of my favourite vintage shops, you know the ones where there are just little treasures everywhere you look?

There was this old wooden bar stool just sitting in amongst all the other vintage lovelies, I knew exactly where it could be used in our kitchen so I went ahead and bought it.

I got the disapproving look off the hubby when he got home and saw the stool standing in the kitchen. I just smiled at him and said, “I have a plan!”

I decided to paint the stool with Annie Sloan chalk paint in the colour Paris Grey. If you’ve never used Annie Sloan paint before then you must try it! You don’t need to prep your piece of furniture beforehand, you just simply paint it straight on. The stool only took one coat to cover. I painted the stool in the garden in the beautiful sunshine we’ve been having and it dried very quickly.


Recently I bought some Greengate napkins, Β I cut one of the designs out from the centre and peeled away the layers until I had just the top one. Using Mod Podge I stuck the design onto the seat of the stool. I used several layers of the Mod Podge to make sure it was well and truly stuck down.


Waiting for the Mod Podge to dry.Β 


Finally I waited until everything was dry and used Annie Sloan clear wax all over the stool, et voila! a new stool!

I really would like another so I’m going to have to keep my eyes open!

Waxed and ready to use in the kitchen.Β 

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4 thoughts on “Vintage stool makeoverπŸ–Œ

  1. Wow Laura your painting and decorating of this sweet little stool looks so pretty! I’ve actually wanted to do this with a piece of furniture and have the the hodge podge and serviettes but need to buy the paint! Thank you for your lesson and it doesn’t look as hard as I thought really 😘

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