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.

Supplies:

Paint brush

Masking or painters tape

Paint

Satin Polycrylic

Paint stir and can opener

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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.

Painters tape

Painters tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

1st coat of paint

1st coat of paint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Hand Crafted Barstools

Hand Crafted Barstools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the Polycrylic is dry, allow at least 24 hours, you are ready to go. So pull up a stool and have a drink!

The plaid paint pattern matches the plaid fabric on stools now.

The plaid paint pattern matches the plaid fabric on stools now.