After completing my last project, I kinda got the itch to paint every piece of wood in sight. Ok, not really...but almost. ;)
I've got some free pallets out back begging for me to turn them into cute things for my home, but I decided to start with the kitchen bar stools.
There is a lot of white in my kitchen these days, which I loooove. You'll see pictures some day. :) But the walls are green, which I also love. So I thought it best to turn these plain ol' stools white on the bottom and green on the top.
I had everything for this project on hand already, so it was free! That's the best kind of project.
I started with sanding them, then took a break for lunch, then sprayed on some primer. After the boys were down for their naps, I painted the tops a mixture of green and white. The green I had was leftover from painting the walls, and while I wanted the stools to go well with the walls, I didn't want it to be the exact same color. So I used one part white and six parts green and mixed them together. How do I know the exact proportion? I used a 60ml syringe to suck it out of the paint can. The benefits of having a tube-fed child. ;)
After painting the top part green, I went to dinner. Then I came home to some beautiful weather and painted the legs white. It was a bit of a pain, but took less than two hours. I painted them upside down on top of another stool, so I didn't have to bend down or sit on the ground to get in all of the cracks. At the same time, I painted the under side of the seats green. After putting the boys to bed, I used some sandpaper to rub off some paint to make them look worn. Then I brushed on and then wiped off my magical Rustoleum decorative glaze in Java Brown. Here is how they looked at that point:
So during nap time today, I put on the finishing touches:
What do you think? Are you a fan of the new "number" trend? I'm not totally on board, but I think it's just right for this kind of thing and if I ever get tired of it it'll be super easy to paint over. But for now, I'm loving my new stools. :D