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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Upcycled Bar Stools

What is an upcycled bar stool you may ask?  Well, an upcycled bar stool is simply a wooden bar stool made better by me, of course.  Now, instead of a plain wooden eye sore I will have a set of ultra modern bar stools just vying for your attention.

  • gray primer
  • black and barn red paint
  • a paint brush or paint sponge
  • sand paper
  • drop cloth
  • bar stools
  1. Begin by taking your bar stool into the yard or garage and sanding the entire surface.  Once sanded, wipe clean with a cloth dipped in a water & white vinegar solution.  Allow bar stool to dry completely before continuing to the next step.
  2. Now, apply the gray primer coat with your paint brush. Using a paint brush will give the effect of real wood.  If you prefer a smoother look, use a roller instead.  Allow primer to dry completely before continuing to the next step.
  3. Next, apply a coat of barn red paint.  This is the color you will glimpse once the bar stool has been destressed.  Allow the paint to dry completely before continuing to the next step.
  4. Finally, apply a coat of black paint.  This is the color your bar stool will be.  Allow the paint to dry before continuing to the next step.
  5. At last, you are ready to destress the wood.  Begin by sanding all edges.  Then, gently sand the surface just enough to get a peek of the barn red coming though.
  6. Once sanding is finished use a cloth dipped in a water & white vinegar mixture to thoroughly clean your bar stool.  Feel free to apply a water based polyurethane if you'd like, but it is not necessary.
Sounds easy, huh?

I'll let you know as soon as my bar stools are complete.  I just couldn't wait to post directions.  This is the perfect project to do in preparation for spring.

What kind of projects are on your horizon?

Anything fun you plan to do in the near future?

Source: R. Ann Siper on Associate Content from Yahoo

1 comment:

  1. Wow...would love to see the finished product! I'm not the most crafty person around, but I sure like to try! I'm visiting from SITS, by the way...have a good one!


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