I’ve had this simple wood Ikea stool for years. Although my dog used it as a teething toy when he was a puppy (see the chewed up corners), I’ve kept it. Its sturdy, useful, and I’m short so I need it to get to the top shelves in my kitchen. Last weekend I realized it was an eye sore sitting in my kitchen. The unfinished wood was discolored from use and cleaning, the corners chewed up from when Bruiser was a puppy (he’s now 3). So I thought, I should run to Ikea and get a new one, after all they are super cheap: the plain wood finish one is around $20 and they have a black version for around $30. Then I thought, why buy a new one when a coat (or three) of paint will give it new life.
It cost $6 to refinish! And I didn’t use all the paint for the project, so you bet I’ll be paining something else soon!
For the Project, you’ll need:
- Wood Stool
- White acrylic paint: $0.50
- Jar of Black Chalk Paint: $5
- Tape & Paint brush
You could do the whole project for $1 if you use plain black acrylic paint instead of the chalk board paint (available at Walmart for $0.50). Give each color at least two coats (I did three).
A little paint and an hour of my time gave it new life!