Hello sweet friends! Today I’m continuing through my Haul of Shame with this little stool I picked up for a few dollars at the thrift store:
I had several people purchase the supplies for the whitewashing technique that I used on my drop leaf table a couple of weeks ago, and so I really wanted to create a video to demonstrate how easy is it to whitewash furniture!
This piece was the perfect piece for that.
I love this look and this finish can hide all the imperfections!
It looks perfectly at home in our kitchen!
Remember when our kitchen looked like this:
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already! You can see our Big Kitchen Reveal HERE if you missed it!
It was a total DIY job and it is holding up great so far!
Here is a step-by-step video tutorial of how I whitewashed the top of this stool:
(View it on my YouTube channel HERE if you have any trouble viewing.)
Here are the supplies I used to create the whitewashed finish:
- Dixie Belle’s Up in Smoke VooDoo Gel Stain
- Dixie Belle’s Cotton Chalk Mineral Paint
- Paint stirrer
- Two clean soft cloths
- Paint or sponge brush
- Cup or bowl for mixing paint and water
I painted the base of the stool in Dixie Belle’s Cotton.
For the letters on top, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a “stencil” from clear contact paper. Then I filled in the letters with white acrylic craft paint:
I used a small brush and brushed the paint on in the direction of the letters as if I was painting the letters myself without a stencil.
I removed the contact paper after the second coat…
When the paint was dry, I lightly sanded across the top to smooth out any imperfections. I had a request to share more detail on how I use my silhouette to add letters to projects, and I will do that in a future post.
I sealed with Dixie Belle’s Satin Clear Coat using the blue sponge applicator. I should have used Gator Hide for the top of the stool for extra durability since it will need to withstand a lot of wear, and I may still go back and apply a coat to the top only.
If you liked this one, you’ll like this one too:
See how this one looks now HERE!
That’s another one done!
There’s not too many left to go!
If you missed any or want to revisit any, see them all at the links below:
I will be back next week with these baskets:
UPDATE: See how they look now HERE!
Have a beautiful weekend!
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