The school year is off to a great start! I must say I’ve got a cute class or at least they have me believing that! The verdict is still out 😉 While putting my classroom together over the summer I came across a stool that someone was tossing and I am all about turning trash to treasure so naturally I did a little makeover!
I started by giving the top a light sanding since there were some worn out spots. I also followed it up with some wood filler in between the pieces of wood since I felt that the paint would fall inside those cracks and not allow for a smooth finish.
I had a quart of primer that I began brushing on and it took me about 5 minutes before I realized I was crazy and went and got some spray paint of the primer instead. With there being so many sides to tackle with the legs it was very hard brushing the primer on and spraying it made it soo much eaiser! When I had sprayed some paint over a part the I had brushed for whatever reason this happened…
I mean really? Since the paint was still wet I used a paper towel to wipe as much off as I could and then sanded the rest off and re-painted. Point of this? Not every project runs smoothly!Next I used what I had for paint and even mixed some colors to make sure I had enough.
I would recommend using spray paint for this but I didn’t want to spend any money on this project so I was all about using what I had.
I left the bottoms free of the blue paint because I wanted to paint those gold. To make sure the gold went up the same length on all legs I simply cut a piece of paper and marked how high it was and then added painter’s tape all around.Then with some gold spray paint I sprayed the bottoms! Of course I don’t remember what I used #bloggerfail
And here it is in its new home!
Hopefully I can get around to updating my classroom photos! In the meantime you can check out the last time I posted some photos here!