Monday, August 26, 2013

Gold Dipped Stool Makeover

I am so excited to share this Gold dipped stool makeover with you today! It is an inexpensive, but bold change that you can make to any boring old stool. When I turned my office into a craft room my aunt gave me a stool she wasn't using to go with my craft table. It had a wooden top and white metal legs and wasn't the cute stool I had envisioned, but it did the job. I immediately went out and bought some spray paint to spruce it up then it sat untouched for a few months until I saw this image on Pinterest. Gold dipped bar stool? Count me in.
Here's what you will need:
-Old stool
-Butcher Paper
-Painter's Tape
-Screwdriver (if top of stool is removable)
-Spray paint for legs of stool (I used Krylon:Watermelon)
-Gold Spray paint
 *I actually used a glitter spray paint, but Krylon does make a gold spray paint too

Start by taking off the top of your stool if you can or simply cover it. Spray paint the legs of the stool in your color of choice. Don't stand too close or the spray paint will drip and smudge.
While this is drying go get the top of your stool and the Gold spray paint. Time to have fun glitz-ing up your not so cute (for now) stool. Spray a good base coat then let it dry and spray again.
When the legs of your stool are completely dry figure out how high up you want the gold dip to be and use painter's tape to tape off the area on each leg. Then completely cover the rest of the stool with butcher paper. Use painters tape to secure loose areas. You don't want any gold to get through.
Grab your gold spray paint again and start spraying the bottom of each leg. I did a coat then let it dry and sprayed again. I actually ended up using two cans of the gold/glitter spray paint. The more glitter the better I say!
I let the legs dry for a long time before removing the painters tape and butcher paper. It was worth the wait because I absolutely love how it turned out!! The final step is to spray the final product with a coat of clear lacquer so it will hold up better. Here's a before and after shot...
This can of gold spray paint has me in trouble. I now want to spray paint all my desk accessories gold and make these gold rock bookends because every accessory is classier and more fun with a little glitter right? Original tutorial can be found here.

::Speaking of gold...you could win one of my Gold polka dotted banners and lots more over at Living in Yellow today so hop on over and enter! Good luck!

18 comments:

Erika R said...

I love this idea! I need to buy some stools for my new kitchen but I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on the ones that look all fancy and stuff.

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Kristen said...

So adorable!!! You did such a great job!

Carrie said...

Oooh, I just love the gold legs and seat of this stool. Such a fun project! I would probably do it in white and gold! Pretty!

katie @ sappy and happy said...

omg it's gorgeous!!!!!! great diy.

Kayla Peveler said...

That is SO cute!!! Seriously something a lot of people would spend top dollar on! ;)

Melissa @ Amelia Lane said...

So cute!! Love the pink and gold!

Anne said...

I've been wanting to do one of these dipped leg things forever - I love how it turned out!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Oh yay! I've been waiting for this tutorial :) Definitely pinning this post!

Thank you for sharing!

adesertgirl said...

I am in LOVE with your new glitzy work of art! It looks terrific.

-Amy

Erin LFF said...

Totally adorable!!! I love your little craft space, too!

NanaDiana said...

Whooo Hoooo. That stool is looking pretty glamorous to me! LOVE it-you did a terrific job- xo Diana

Susannah said...

It looks fabulous!!! I love it! :-)

Laura Darling said...

This looks awesome!! The gold really jazzes up the whole room!

Tiffany said...

Love this DIY! The pink and gold turned out so cute together!!

Tiffany
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Ashley said...

Oh my goodness!!! Cutest idea EVER! I would never had thought to use glitter spray paint, but I love the idea. It turned out so great.

meg mcilvaine said...

oh my gosh. what! i'm obsessed. i've recently re-painted a table a coral color and have been wanting to do the legs gold like this! it looks great!

Stephanie F said...

I love that. What a great idea. I have 2 stools that could use a makeover to make them less boring!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my goodness! It's SO cute! I love it!