Painting A Stool With A Mackenzie-Childs Look

Paula Driesell
by Paula Driesell
Painting a checkerboard pattern isn't as hard as it looks. You just need some black and white paint and a stool to paint on. You can also use this pattern on just about anything and achieve a classic checkered pattern.
I started with this super sale bench from a local store.
I painted the legs black and the top white.
If you use a brush close in size to your checks it makes life much easier..... :)
Add some color through your checks and check the feet if you want.
Don't let the checks scare you! Check out my blog for more checkered items and tips on how to achieve this look.
Paula Driesell
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  • Patty Patty on Jun 05, 2018

    what kind of paint to you use?

  • Marie Marie on Oct 24, 2019

    What color paints do you use. And what type paint

  • Jill Jill on Aug 15, 2020

    Am I missing something... how do you do this? Tape? If yes what kind of tape? did you sketch out lines? or was it all estimation? what kind of paint did you use? which did you paint first the light or the dark? is there a protective finish? if yes what was it? I'm lost...

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