Dad comes over every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for dinner.
It’s our weekly ritual.
He arrives at 5:30, sits in the leather chair closet to the television, in time for the evening news.
While he watches the news, I make dinner. That’s the routine.
Dad sits in that particular chair so he can read the closed captioning.
Unfortunately, that’s the one chair that doesn’t have an end table.
Occasionally… he’ll give me a hard time telling me I need a table so he can put his coffee cup down.
Problem is there’s no room to put one there.
I noticed this old stool down in the basement, paint splattered and water stained. (a little ugly)
A make-over was in order and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I wish you could of saw the smile when I told him why I did this. (I had to sneak the first picture)
He thought it was perfect.
Easily put away when not in use.
Old Stool Make-0ver Products Used: (*affiliate link)
- DecoArt Americana Mixed Media Stencil, 12 by 12-Inch, Doily*
- Tattered Angels Decor and DIY, Ebony*
- Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint, Relic*
- Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint, Everlasting*
- I gave the top of the table a quick sanding with my palm sander to smooth out the paint splatters. (I could of sanded the legs but I was lazy.)
- I used Tattered Angels Décor & DIY paint in Ebony. I love that you don’t need to do any sanding or priming. I love the smooth matte finish that it gives. I gave the table 2 coats of paint and some touch ups.
- Allow the paint to fully dry and cure before starting the stenciling.
- I custom mixed Americana Décor Chalky Finish paint relic and everlasting for a light contrast to the ebony black finish.
- Center the stencil onto the middle of the stool and tape down the edges with removable painter’s tape to keep the stencil from moving.
- Use stipple brush to apply Chalky Finish paint inside open stencil areas.
- Remove Stencil.
- For the time being, I’ve decided to leave the stool as is. You may want to apply a finishing wax to help protect the paint.
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