Thursday, 9 August 2012

Giving an old stool a new lease of life

Those of you that have been following my blog may remember I mentioned in an earlier blog a stool I got from my Mother in Laws Garage with the intention of painting it....Well I finally got round to doing it and am very excited to be sharing the before and after pictures.....

What do you think?? I love it!!
I used a dulux satinwood paint which I got mixed from the dulux colour card. Its called blue diamond 6. I gave it a light sanding and a couple of coats of paint and voila!!

Doing things like this will not cost you a fortune and you will have a unique piece of furniture in your home. Once you start you'll never look at an old piece of furniture again as junk. Have a look on donedeal or go to any local auctions. They are great to pick up odd bits and pieces that you can make your own and match with your other furniture id desired....although the trend at the moment is individual colours.Here are some more images to give you inspiration on revamping your old furniture.

Until next time,


  1. Lovely work, I painted an old chair last summer and it looks really good, It was an awful brown colour..
    Here's a link to it

    All things nice...

  2. Thanks All Things Nice! I had a look at you chair and it's gorgeous. Painted chairs are great, you can put them bedroom, bathroom, kitchen....anywhere. I have a few more bits to revamp...will get round to it at some stage.
    Congrats on being nominated for blog awards!