Sometimes you just want to take something that is so blah but necessary to have and jazz it up a bit. That was the inspiration for this bar stool project. Most of us now days have them, but how do you put your stamp on them? Well this just might get you thinking.
Masking or painters tape
Paint stir and can opener
To recreate this plaid pattern you will first need to tape off the pattern. Be sure you rub the tape well on the edges to keep paint from sneaking under. Another neat twist for this design would be to off center the pattern.
Next, paint the top of the stool. Allow the paint to dry before removing the tape or you may smudge it or risk not having crisp lines. Check to see if you need to recoat with the paint. Read the label for drying time to touch and for curing.
After the paint is dry and you have removed the tape, apply the clear coat Polycrylic. Do not shake the Polycrylic, this will cause air bubbles and will prevent a smooth finish on your stool. You can also use a clear coat spray.
Once the Polycrylic is dry, allow at least 24 hours, you are ready to go. So pull up a stool and have a drink!