Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Basic Stool Gets an Industrial Makeover

 
Hello friends!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  Ours felt super short as usual, but was a total blast. 
 
In case you missed it, last week I told you all about the awesome old wood that I found on the side of our house and I showed you how I used it to make my DIY Rustic Console Table.  I actually still have quite a bit left over it's been coming in handy here and there.
 
Today I'm going to show you how I used some of that awesome old wood to update this old stool and make it fit better in our industrial inspired basement.
 
 
After removing the seat from the stool I began painting it with Rust-Oleum Hammered spray paint. 
  
 
I love this stuff because it's awesome at hiding imperfections, which is a must for this self-admitted sloppy spray painter haha.
 
I laid the stool down on the three pieces of wood and marked where it needed to be cut.
 

I then attached the wood to the stool using the metal tabs that the old seat was attached to.


It seemed somewhat wobbly, so I attached a piece of plywood across the boards to connect them a little better.

And this is what it looked like when I flipped it over.


It was nice, but needed some more interest.  So I dry brushed it!



And yet, it was still missing something. So I added a few nail heads on the edges which ended up being the perfect touch.


And here it how it turned out!







It could probably use a couple coats of polyurethane but I honestly haven't gotten around to doing that yet!  Maybe once our hectic summer slows down a bit?  (Who am I kidding, I'll be lucky if it gets done by the end of February...)

There you go friends--a short and sweet tutorial for this short and sweet stool :)

Hope you all have a fantastic week!

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