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.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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Let’s Create a Farmhouse Stool
Here is my sad stool that I saved from the garbage truck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!