A Little Paint…A Big Difference

Posted by danielle on April 13th, 2014. Filed under: I Make Things, Recent Posts.

I’ve just started preparing our dining room sideboard for painting and refinishing. While I was out in the garage working on it, I noticed some other furniture I’d been meaning to paint. Since I was in the zone, I thought I’d tackle those projects too.

Starting with this:


Once upon a time, I’d picked up this unfinished stool at Michaels, although I can’t, for the life of me, remember what I’d planned to do with it. It’s been in the garage for ages, collecting dust and spider webs.

After I evicted the eight legged occupants and gave it a light sanding, I painted it a colour called Tawny Port (Behr). Then, I used Martha Stewart’s metallic craft paint in bronze to achieve the dipped effect. Finally, I covered the seat with crocheted jute twine.


I’m really happy with the way this turned out – it looks great in the corner of our newly painted dining room.

2 Responses to A Little Paint…A Big Difference

  1. Sue

    I like the look, great job.

  2. Trish

    The seat cover is perfect, it looks great!

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