DIY: repainting barstools
These stools have been sitting in my kitchen for the last month or so, waiting for me to find the time to bring them up to speed, paint-wise, with the rest of our home. I am so grateful that business is booming that I don’t mind that provisions to my own home have taken a backseat to those of my clients, but whenever I get a free minute, I try to give some love to my stuff, and today I did just that.
I love these stools, but the wood looked red to me against my dark floors, so I decided to paint them a crisp white, Sherwin Williams Extra White, to match the trim and cabinets in our house. First, I removed the wicker seat and scuffed them up a little with 60-grit sandpaper to give the primer something to stick to:
Then I applied two light coats of this:
…and let each coat dry completely. Then, I used a 100-grit sanding block to smooth the texture. They looked like this:
Once they were dry, I applied two light coats of my paint and then topped with another light coat of this:
I almost always use wipe-on poly, but since I wasn’t going to distress the legs, I used a spray so as not to mess up my top coat. The trick to the spray is to hold the can about a foot away from the piece you’re working on so it doesn’t drip. Here is what they look like now:
I think they work a lot better with our kitchen now!
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