Stools Saved by the Paint

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When these stools were left behind by the previous owner of our new condo, I didn't have the heart to put them in the "discard" pile.
Remember when these were the trendy home decor item that transformed any space into a beachy environment? Design was timeless but natural wicker screamed for color.
After a light sanding, I decided to paint the legs in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and figure out the remainder as I went along. It's my adult version of coloring outside the lines.
Decided that they needed a second color so opted for Annie Sloan French Linen which is a perfect gray. Seat and every other diagonal cross bar received the French Linen color.
After the stools were completely painted, added a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax. Decided that the diagonal pieces needed a "punch" so went with a coat of dark wax on that section only.
Lightly sanded the seats to let the natural wicker show through and they are now ready for a new life.
Suggested materials:
  • Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue   (One Amazing Find, Tarpon Springs, FL)
  • Annie Sloan French Linen   (Left over supply)
  • Annie Sloan Clear Wax   (Left over supply)
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  • Bev28094999 Bev28094999 on Aug 18, 2017
    Awesome upgrade! I have some nesting tables of the same bamboo material. Hope they turn out as well as your chairs. Thank you for sharing.

  • Sharron Sonders Sharron Sonders on Sep 11, 2017
    I love what u did. Any good furniture can be brought back to life. Wicker is big in Canada