Chas' Crazy Creations
Chas' Crazy Creations
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Up-Cycle An Old Step Stool

4 Materials
30 Minutes

I found this well loved step stool at the thrift store and I had to buy it. My mom's birthday is coming up and we had run across one of these before when we were together. I has saw it at a local flea market and bought it. She saw it and said she needed one too but there wasn't a second one to be found. I'm going to up-cycle this stool for my mom's birthday!

up cycle an old step stool
Here is the before picture. It's a little hard to see but it had been painted at least one time before, lots of dings and scratches.

up cycle an old step stool
You’ll need:
Dixie Belle Midnight Sky
Dixie Belle Silver Gilding Wax
Dixie Belle Silver Metallic Top Coat
 Dixie Belle Gator Hide

*A little goes a long way with this paint, and one coat is usually enough.  It’s about $10 per jar, but that is only about  $1 per ounce for amazing paint!

up cycle an old step stool
Before you get started - clean your piece with White Lightning Cleaner.
up cycle an old step stool
First paint on 1-2 coats of the Dixie Belle Midnight Sky letting it dry between each coat.
up cycle an old step stool
Once the paint was dry, I took the  Dixie Belle Silver Metallic Top Coat and dry brush stroke lightly on the step stool.  This creates a streaky metallic look.
up cycle an old step stool
Kind of reminds me of falling stars. The picture truly does not do this effect justice.  It is so much better in person.
up cycle an old step stool
Once that dries completely and you have the desired look you want, use the Dixie Belle Silver Gilding Wax and wipe on around the exterior edge and in the center hole of the step stool.  You can use a rag or your finger and simply wipe it on.
up cycle an old step stool
After letting that dry completely, add 3 coats of  Dixie Belle Gator Hide following the instructions to protect it as it will be well used and get high traffic.
up cycle an old step stool
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up cycle an old step stool
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1 question
  • Lori
    on Feb 4, 2018

    Love the "bubble path?" on the wall behind the stove. How is that done?

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Feb 4, 2018

      Thank you. My husband and I designed it and had a professional install our design. I have had so many compliments on it that I will need to do a post on it soon.

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