Destined for the dump
You know how much I love rescuing things that are destined for the dump! Check out these twin stools. Weathered and totally ghastly aren’t they?It also looks like it has some mildew or mould embedded into the top surface where the old varnish has worn away.
Definitely a job for my orbital sander to get right back to the raw wood. If you’re having trouble deciding on what type of sander to use for different DIY jobs, check out my article here: How to Choose a Sander for Your Furniture Project
Using Colour Blocker
I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Colour blocker as a base before painting the chairs. I sometimes do this when I’m using light colours, so that I use less of my nice paint. Colour Blocker is half the price of the regular paint, and is made from 100% recycled tints from the manufacture process, mixed with Fusion’s pure acrylic resin base.
I decided to use a Fusion colour I haven’t used before – Aubusson. It’s a pretty yellow with green undertones.
Paint your chairs or tables upside down. It’s easier to work on the legs this way to make sure you’re covering all the surfaces. I found a utensil tray I had lying around and decided to give it a makeover too.
Here’s how I used painters tape to add a couple of stripes to the sides of the tray. Colour of the stripes is Soapstone, which I’m also using for the top of my stools. I love the way these two colours compliment each other!Next: Fusion’s Soapstone colour on the stool seats.
Creating a grain sack stripe:
I really don’t need to explain how I created this, as the visuals do the talking here. If you’d like to see another example of grain sack stripes I’ve made, you can check out these links:
Grain Sack Stripes on Fabric to Create an Armchair Caddy
Make sure you use proper painter’s tape so that the paint doesn’t lift when you take the tape off.
And here are the finished stools. Such a nice change from their trash-bound state.
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