I found this old stool out for trash and gave it a second chance. Find out how I made a farmhouse stool to decorate by my door. #farmhouse #stool #DIY #upcycle #homedecor #porchdecor #farmhousestyle #Planter #flowers

Rustic Farmhouse Stool

My neighbors throw out the best stuff. Last month I found a milk can and gave it an upgrade. A couple weeks ago I saw this sad looking stool. It needed some love and is going to make a perfect farmhouse stool.

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Let’s Create a Farmhouse Stool

Here is my sad stool that I saved from the garbage truck.
I found this old stool out for trash and gave it a second chance. Find out how I made a farmhouse stool to decorate by my door. #Flowers #farmhouse #stool #DIY #upcycle #homedecor #porchdecor #farmhousestyle #Planter

I started with sanding this stool with medium grit (120) sand paper and gave it a smooth finish. Now this stool has definitely been outside and has a worn look to it. I’m going to keep the rustic look.
I found this old stool out for trash and gave it a second chance. Find out how I made a farmhouse stool to decorate by my door. #farmhouse #stool #DIY #upcycle #homedecor #porchdecor #farmhousestyle #Planter #flowers

Next I painted it black just like the milk can because the flower box I’m putting on it is white with a black design. I used spray paint and started with the bottom first and then did the top. I was worried the weather wouldn’t cooperate for me to get this painted (I really didn’t want to paint in the basement or garage). It was a hot humid day and it took awhile for the paint to dry.

I found this old stool out for trash and gave it a second chance. Find out how I made a farmhouse stool to decorate by my door. #farmhouse #stool #DIY #upcycle #homedecor #porchdecor #farmhousestyle #Planter #flowers

To finish my farmhouse stool I took a sanding block and sanded around the edge of the top and on some parts of the stools legs to give it more or that rustic farmhouse feel.

I found this old stool out for trash and gave it a second chance. Find out how I made a farmhouse stool to decorate by my door.  #farmhouse #stool #DIY #upcycle #homedecor #porchdecor #farmhousestyle #Planter #flowers

My rustic farmhouse stool is perfect for my flower box to sit on and welcome guest to our home. Sometimes just sanding and painting gives something a second chance.
I found this old stool out for trash and gave it a second chance. Find out how I made a farmhouse stool to decorate by my door. #farmhouse #stool #DIY #upcycle #homedecor #porchdecor #farmhousestyle #Planter #flowers


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Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.