Thanks to great family and friends, I am constantly on the receiving end of unwanted furniture. My newest addition? This adorable claw foot piano stool that was oozing with character but lacking in wow factor. Since I am always on the lookout to save money, I decided to spend $0 and one afternoon completing my makeover.
Read on to see how I completed this easy makeover without spending any moolah!
With a love for painted furniture, I knew my biggest decision would be the paint color. Thanks to Valspar, that choice was easy. Using a coupon for a free 8 oz. sample of paint from their fall collection, I picked up the beautiful Belle Grove Sorbet Valspar paint at Lowes.
Paint chosen, my next decision involved the wooden seat and claw feet. I wanted to maintain the original integrity of this beautiful piece of furniture. So I chose to leave the feet unchanged along with a simple application of wood stain to the seat. Luckily, I had all those supplies leftover from my Coffee Tables Refinishing project that I completed 2 years ago. Still spending $0!!!
First, I pre-stained the wood and removed the claw feet. Luckily, I had the forethought to mark each foot and leg for an easy re-assembly.
Next, I painted the base Valspar Belle Grove Sorbet.
As that dried, I stained the seat with my wood finish. Finally, I added a second coat to the base and waited patiently for everything to dry. I was able to apply the polycrylic 8 hours later. Happily I placed my new stool in my window, added a potted plant (inspired by my last DIY project), and have since been admiring my handiwork (along with my furry friends, of course).
I absolutely love the modern paint job coupled with the beautiful antique claw feet! And I adore how the dark stained wood compliments the light mint paint.
The paint is much more mint colored in person. But it also looks white in certain light.
Have you updated any furniture with a bit of paint lately? Share!
Thanks to Karen for giving me this stool!