Ordinary Wooden Kitchen Stools Get A Pretty Makeover For A Cottage Style Kitchen
We’ve all seen these basic wooden stools in kitchens and stores everywhere. These stools sat at my kitchen counter for years and I always wanted to find a way to make them well, prettier. A few months ago I finally got around to giving these ordinary stools a makeover and today I am going to show you how I accomplished that.
One way to give any piece of furniture or tired piece of decor a new look is with paint. Paint is a home decorator’s best friend. It can instantly change the whole look and feel of a piece and it can be done for mere pennies. I started out by painted each stool a the same pretty sky blue of my cottage inspired kitchen walls. Since I already had the paint on hand it didn’t cost me a thing.
Once giving each stool a fresh coat of paint and then distressed them for that oh so shabby look I love so well. Now for the fun part. To give each stool its own personality I decoupaged the seat with pretty paper. I used 12″ X 12″ scrap book paper from my local craft store that complimented my decor. I adore polka dots and fell in love with this pretty pink and white polka dotted paper.
The second stool got a different look with another cottage inspired piece of paper. I purchased both pieces at my local Hobby Lobby store. I used a large dinner plate as a template and cut each paper into a perfect circle.
I used Mod Podge to glue each paper round to the stools. When everything was dry each stool got a few coats of pastewax for protection. I was a little concerned about how well the paper would hold up in a kitchen setting but I am happy to say they look perfect even after a few months of use. The paste wax protects the paper and wipes off easily..
It’s no secret I am a fan of country, cottage style and these stools reflect my own sense of style. They blend in perfectly with my kitchen. You could easily create your own set of stools to match your decor and style with different paint and paper. Black paint with black and white damask paper would make a bold statement in a more contemporary kitchen. Oooh I would love to see that!