Rummage Sale Stool Farmhouse Upcycle with Paint & Stencils

Do you remember this little stool from my August Rummage Sale & Thrifting Finds blog post?  It is a sturdy little stool with a metal tag in front that says "Chester" by Ty Sundberg. 

 My upcycle of the stools follows.

First, I painted the little stool with two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in Country Gray.

I recently purchased this little farm style stencil at Hobby Lobby.  It was only $2.99.  I stenciled the farm local seal and the farm windmill onto the stool seat with Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Light Ivory.  

For smaller stencils, I like stencil brushes from the Dreamweaver Brush Set.

I used my FolkArt Layering Wood Block to easily and quickly faux distress the edges.  

More information about the Layering Block technique can be found here.

Farmhouse Style Windmill Stenciled Stool
I also sealed the chalk paint with Varathane Clear Matte Finish Soft Touch Polyurethane

I tied 1/2-Inch Twisted Sisal Rope through the hole in the stool's handle.

Farmhouse Style Windmill Stenciled Stool

Farmhouse Style Windmill Stenciled Stool
I like how my little stool turned out!

Farmhouse Style Windmill Stenciled Stool
I never pass up wooden stools, cutting boards, candle holders, unusual wooden frames or sconces at sales!

Farmhouse Style Windmill Stenciled Stool
Happy Thrifting!

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  1. I love your projects! You can take anything and make it so pretty!

  2. That stool is just amazing! Love the work!

  3. What a cute little stool turned out great!
    I also love your vintage yard sticks in that crock......I'm stealing that idea! Thanks!



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