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Monday, January 30, 2012

Bar Stool Makeover

  BEFORE                         &                         AFTER

As you can see my kitchen bar stools desperately needed a makeover.  Since brand new ones were not in the budget, the makeover was inevitable.
I was on a friends blog and saw her darling stool makeover. I just had to do the same to mine. Here is her colorful idea. 

Here is what you will need:
  • Sander/sand paper
  • Paint ( I prefer spray paint)
  • Fancy card stock paper (from Micheal's Crafts)
  • Mod Podge (love, love this stuff also from Micheal's)

A few years ago I made the mistake of skipping the sanding step and painted over the existing varnished wood.  My kids loved to scrape the paint off with their fingernails or whatever toy was in their hand. So I learned my lesson and sanded then painted them black this time.

I am not as bold with color as my Friend, so I went with Taupe on the top with black Fancy card stock paper.

Once I painted the top, I then traced the circle and cut the card stock.

Then comes the MOD PODGE!!! Love love this stuff.  I applied it to the top of the stool then over the card stock and around the sides.

Mod Podge makes it shiny with a hard and tough surface that is wipe-able . So no more scratching the paint and no stains.

and VOILA! Here is the finished product. Much much better than what I had before. I love my new kitchen bar stools.

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