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Make Over Grungy Bar Stools: Painting and Repholstering

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This quick project will probably be the last one I do for a while. I’m honestly running out of things to paint, but I want to use all of the Americana Decor Chalky paint I have so it won’t dry up. We picked up two of these stools when we got the nightstands. The woman was moving and said we could make her an offer on whatever we wanted. We knew we needed bar stools for the new place, so we bought this pair for $25.

Looking for more upcycle projects?  Check out this cute little plant stand, this trunk makeover, my piano bench makeover, and this cabinet makeover.

As you can see, they needed a bit of work. One of the stools had a big stain on it and a broken piece, and both had minor scuffs all over the legs.

Americana DecoArt Chalky paint
We fixed the broken piece in the most unsophisticated way possible by nailed two long nails into the stool’s leg, but hey, it worked:
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I used a plain gray cotton fabric to reupholster these. I did not use a fabric specifically designed for reupholstering because I didn’t rip off the original fabric. Instead, I stabled the new gray fabric on top of the original fabric using a seriously affordable hand-held staple gun. I then painted the legs using two coats of Americana DeocArt Chalky Finish paint in Primitive with one coat of the Soft Touch Varnish to finish it off. The paint is actually a bit more gray than this photo makes it look, which is exactly the color I wanted to go with the darker gray cushion. Both stools were completed in one day, and I’m so happy with the pick-me-up they give to the room.

Here’s the final:

americana decor chalky paint

And with the noble and curious Blanche:

americana decor chalky paint
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