Chalk Painted Wooden Stool | Pretty Handy Girl

Chalk Painted Wooden Stool | Pretty Handy Girl

While helping my client get her house ready to sell, I’ve been looking through her furniture and decor for items to use for staging. She had this old stool that had seen a lot of wear and tear. I asked her if I could paint it and use it to bring some color into her master bathroom.

Chalk Painted Wooden Stool | Pretty Handy Girl

She agreed to let me take it home, and soon we had a Chalk Painted Wooden Stool to use for staging!

Materials:
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Instructions:

Lightly sand the stool to remove any dirt and rough spots. This gives the wood a bit of a tooth for the paint to grip to.

Chalk Painted Wooden Stool | Pretty Handy Girl

Use any chalk-like paint to paint your stool (I used Farmhouse Paint in Dijon.) Brush the paint on with the grain. Start from the bottom first.

Chalk Painted Wooden Stool | Pretty Handy Girl

Flip the stool over to paint the top and outside legs.

Chalk Painted Wooden Stool | Pretty Handy Girl

Let the stool dry completely.

Chalk Painted Wooden Stool | Pretty Handy Girl

When the paint is dry, use the palm sander to distress the stool.

Chalk Painted Wooden Stool | Pretty Handy Girl

Brush on furniture wax to seal the stool and wipe off any excess with a clean rag.

Chalk Painted Wooden Stool | Pretty Handy Girl

And you are finished!

Chalk Painted Wooden Stool | Pretty Handy Girl

Enjoy a beautiful colorful Chalk Painted Wooden Stool.

Chalk Painted Wooden Stool | Pretty Handy Girl

Do you have a little stool that could use a splash of color? Use a bit of chalk-like paint to give it a new look.

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8 replies
  1. Sallie oliver
    Sallie oliver says:

    I bought a used painted chest. I sanded it and used green chalk paint on the sides and painted the rest in white. Then I waxed it lightly. I don’t like it! Can I use another color chalk paint over what I did and re do the whole thing?

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  2. Colleen
    Colleen says:

    Super cute! I love pieces like this because they are so versatile and can be used in any room. I’m sure your client will be able to use it anywhere in her new home too!

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  3. Sharon
    Sharon says:

    Thank you for this post!!!! I was going through a re decorating process a couple of weeks ago, my husband and I wanted to clean the house and re decorate, we wanted to transform the bathroom into a spa to completely enjoy the light and all the beautiful features that the room has but we had such a chaos there! we had to take everything out to start to check what was worth to keep and what has to go away, it was hard at the very first start because some things had some emotional value, but at the end totally worth it, having your space clear, it feels like if you can be free, I love to have our new bathroom as it is now and I feel we are enjoying it much more, is hard to make some changes no matter how little they are, but is necessary and most of the time completely worth it and I want to do the same with the rest of the house and I was checking this idea for my living room and I really like it and I feel I can do it by myself!! so thank you for the advises!!

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