How to Upcycle a Metal Stool
I found this beautiful vintage library stool at the thrift store. All she needed was a paint refresh and some charm. Check out how easy it is to upcycle a vintage metal library stool.
These vintage stools were primarily used in industrial warehouses. I remember them from the library in my grade school. This will be great in my kitchen to reach high shelves and seldom used products.
The first step was to lightly sand residual glue and any rust from the metal surface. Next, I cleaned the stool completely with soapy water and allowed it to dry. I used Frogtape to tape off any section that I did not want painted.
My paint of choice is Rustoleum 2X gloss in Seaside. The coverage is fabulous.
I traced the shape of the top of the stool and the 3 small steps and then traced them onto decorative paper and cut out the shapes.
Finally I glued the paper onto the stool top and steps and allowed it to dry completely.
Last step was to set this beauty in my kitchen and give her a test.
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- Rustoleum Spray Paint (Walmart)
- Elmer's Glue (Walmart)
- Decorative Paper (Walmart)
- Fine grit sandpaper (Walmart)
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Shop at Blu on Jan 28, 2022
The Polycrylic coat makes it quite resilient. Plus, the colors and patterns are limited with contact paper. I was simply using what I had on hand. But that certainly would be an option! Great suggestion. Thank you!
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