30 April 2013

Upcycled: Stool

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This stool has been in our dining room for as long as I can remember. Last year my mum finally decided she didn't want it anymore. Yes it's a bit battered and scratched but I still love it so I kept it thinking I could use it in my room. It's been a second bedside table, holding my bug radio while I decided what to do with it DIY wise.

As soon as I saw this post by Victoria I knew what I wanted to do. Sand the top and paint the legs. I just love the look of this and thought it suited the stool shape quite well. Plus it'll make a nice change in my room from all the white ikea furniture.

After a lot of sanding for only a tiny piece of wood and a coat of paint later it was finished! I used Annie Sloane Paris Grey and would definitely recommend it. One of the reasons I chose this particular paint is that you can paint over varnished wood which makes the job easier and quicker. It also only needed one coat which I was pleased about.

I absolutely love how it looks now and I'm so glad I decided to keep it. It fits in perfect with the little reading corner I've made in my bedroom. I've also used the same colour to paint some shelves and a mirror in my room which I'm sure I'll be posting about at some point.

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7 comments

  1. This looks really good, Katy :) x

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  2. omgggg this is gorgeous! can't believe it's the same stool! wow. inspired! x

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  3. This looks so great! As if it is brand new again, lovely.

    chelseyxlou.blogspot.co.uk xo

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  4. This looks really great! :)

    Fee x

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  5. So pretty, I wish I was ths handy :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. this looks amazing! I am so inspired to do a stool I have had in my kitchen forever,it is round though so not sure if i have to sand right under the top- did you sand right under the top that is sticking out? it looks so so good well done!

    xxx

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    1. I only sanded the top and sides, I decided to paint the underneath even though you can't see it. You'd only be able to see it if you lie down on the floor :) xx

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