Broken Vintage Stool Makeover

October 12, 2022

Photo of a vintage spindle leg stool.
I found this old stool at a garage sale back in 2018, along with a lot of other items for upcycling HERE.

Read on to see the stool makeover, along with seven other upcycled projects from the Thrift Store Decor Team!

(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I used for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)

Photo of a charming twisted wire repair to a vintage stool.
I thought the tall, stool with spindles had some charm with it's makeshift fix with wire.

Photo of an old stool upcycled with chalk paint and an Old Sign Stencils buffalo check stencil.
The broken stool with the wire got its first makeover in a 2018 blog post HERE.

Photo of an old stool upcycled with chalk paint and an Old Sign Stencils buffalo check stencil.
The stool soon joined all of my buffalo check and rooster themed projects on the covered patio in 2018 HERE.  

Eventually the stool was put away in a shed.

Photo of an old stool painted with Cotton chalk paint from Dixie Belle.
I ran across the stool in the shed a few weeks ago, and decided to take it out and give it another new look.

I chose a whiter chalk paint for the stool this time, Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Cotton.  I brushed on two coats.

Photo of a package of inexpensive cardstock modern stencils from Walmart.
I found this package of cardstock stencils at Walmart (in the store).

The package was very inexpensive at $6.45, and contained 8 different patterned stencils.

Photo of a cardstock Boho stencil taped onto a stool top.
My stool seat was a little bigger than most, and my stencil was just a little too small. I centered the stencil on the seat, and taped it down with blue painter's tape.  I pounced on the stencil using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.

I had to move the stencil right, left, and up and down to fill in the narrow empty spaces along the edges.  Since this was a cheap stencil, there were no registration marks. I had to measure with a ruler and try my best to continue the pattern.

Photo of a Boho stenciled stool seat.
I think the stenciling turned out pretty well.

I sealed the paint and stencil with a couple coats of Painter's Touch Clear Matte Spray.

Photo of a Boho style upcycled spindle leg stool.
I like the neutral modern Boho pattern.

Photo of a Boho style stool upcycle with chalk paint & a Walmart stencil.
I am going to leave the stool in the house this time, and not use it on the patio.

Photo of a Boho style stool upcycle.

Photo of a Boho themed stool upcycle.
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Photo collage of thrifted finds for upcycles.
Now for my blogging friends projects! Click on the links to see the finished projects and instructions!

Thrift Store Decor Tour....  
Drop Leaf Table Makeover  My Repurposed Life 
DIY Multi-Colored Mercury Glass - Petticoat Junktion 
Personalized Beverage Tub - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Broken Vintage Stool Makeover - Organized Clutter 

Thanks for visiting!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. I love that new look with a boho vibe, so pretty and a perfect plant stand!

  2. Isn't it awesome to makeove something we've already made over?? That's one of the things I love about this job! Your stool looks amazing Carlene! Pinned 😊

  3. Love the boho vibe Carlene! Nice, fresh makeover!

  4. Carlene, that wire really makes the stool unique. I love how you've given her multiple makeovers. Love the new look!


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