I bought this wonderful already distressed stool at a garage sale for 50 cents last fall. Don't know if it is old or was put together with old wood, but I still snagged it up for that price!
The only problem was that I didn't like the green. It was like minty sea green. I even kept it outside all winter to see if the green would distress more...but I still wasn't in love with it.
After cleaning it up, I used some leftover cream paint and 'dry brushed' the stool. I purposely left some of the old wood and green paint peeking through. I didn't want to cover up all the wonderful crackle from the previous layers of paint.
It was a little too white...so I added some Early American MinWax stain to tone it down a bit. :)
Now I really love it.
It's tall and sturdy so it makes a wonderful stepping stool as well for my 3 year old. :)
Look at that beautiful crackle.
Not bad for 50 cents! I love finds like this!
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