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Folks, don’t try this at home. The project turned out great but it’s not a technique I would recommend using. I thought I would share the project just to show that sometimes the best ideas…aren’t.
Small Paint Project
The JTS bought the stool at a local auction. He was told at the time that it’s a goat milking stool. Could be, I’ve never milked a goat.
The stool was okay as is but paint makes most things better.
I spray painted it with RustOleum gray primer to prep for a coat of white spray paint, then distressing to show the gray. Then I got to thinking about putting small white circles on the top of the stool. I still like the dot…or circle…..decorated decor. Is that look still in style? I’m usually not in style anyway. I couldn’t find the stickers I use to make circles but I did find these adhesive labels hanging on the pegboard in the workshop. The “arrows” are a popular design so I stuck the labels on to make arrows and started painting. This post contains affiliate links to products used in this project.
I painted the top with off-white Reclaim paint.
I applied one coat of paint, let it dry, then applied a second coat.
Then this happened. I started peeling off the labels and the layers of the labels separated. The adhesive part stayed stuck to the stool and the top label layer pulled off. And I couldn’t get most of the label gunk off. What a mess. I think it would have been okay if after applying one coat of paint I immediately removed the labels. But I didn’t do that.
At that point I decided to get the sander and remove all of the paint from the top of the stool. But first I took a small piece of sandpaper (my new favorite 3M flexible sandpaper!) and just distressed the heck out of the top. And I liked the stool then, a lot.
I applied a coat of clear wax to protect the paint and give it a little sheen.
Then I distressed the bottom part of the stool.
Ta-dah! Shabby white and gray paint.
And a cute little design.
I like the look. I actually think it’s perfect, but I’m not going to try that technique again…unless I paint and pull….right away. Have a great day guys and I’ll see you tomorrow for themed furniture day. My project for tomorrow is a doozy.
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