Easy Stool Makeover

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After a painting hiatus, I am definitely back on the bandwagon. The first project on the agenda is an easy Ikea stool makeover. OH Ikea, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height of everything therein. So, I kind of modified Elizabeth Barrett Browning, but the implication is the same. I have also curated an Ikea Hack board at Hometalk with lots of other fun stool makeovers.
Carissa Miss: Easy Stool Makeover
I’ve had the Bekvam stool for a couple years and had at first finished it to fit my shabby chic design.  
Carissa Miss: Easy Stool Makeover

Carissa Miss: Easy Stool Makeover
I protected it with polyurethane that has made it super easy to wipe and clean but I was just done with the off-white color and polka dots.

Carissa Miss: Easy Stool Makeover

Revealed!! My new up to date and very hip stool. I picked Country Chic paint’s “adorned” that matches my kitchen and living room curtains EXACTLY. I am very excited to share the whole look.

Carissa Miss: Easy Stool Makeover

Country Chic went on over the polyurethane in 2 coats easily. No priming or prep besides a quick wipe-down.

Carissa Miss: Easy Stool Makeover

After it dried I sanded it with my Ryobi Corner Cat to give it a well-used rustic look. I didn’t go overboard because it will get heavy use in the kitchen and I wanted to let it get knicked naturally.

Carissa Miss: Easy Stool Makeover

I love using this Pearl furniture wax because it “contains beeswax and other natural waxes and oils. It does NOT contain any mineral solvents and it only has the smell that is naturally present in the beeswax and other natural oils. It’s super easy to apply with either a wax brush, or a lint-free cloth.”

I’m planning a very ambitious project next so stay tuned!

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