HOW TO PAINT BAR STOOLS - numbered country white stools

A good bar stool is hard to find!

The steps I took to paint these stools should help convince you that you can redo yours.

Always turn your painting projects upside down before you start, especially chairs.
I use the chain link fence to rest my chairs legs against and a make shift bench below.
If you are using a spray can it takes at least 1 whole can to do one whole chair.
Once all the undersides are coated turn the chair over and finish spraying.
short bursts offer better control, less waste, and you do not get runs as easily.

I planned on painting these white and distressing back to the black
but you can stop at this point and have a nice new set of black bar stools.
Let an oil based spray dry for 24 hours before using or painting over.

I do the same steps with the next coat, turn the chairs upside down, coating all the bottom surfaces.
Then flip them over and finish with your white. I sprayed these chairs with a 50 - 50 mix of ASCP
OLD WHITE and PURE WHITE with my sprayer and compresser.

The seats were upholstered with this waverly numbered print.

Some upholstery tips can be found here:

I distressed and waxed the white to show the black and a bit of the wood.
This can be done with fine sand paper (220) or wet distressing.

I hope this has inspired you and you jump in and make over your own chairs.


Have you stopped into firstfinds hardware store lately?
Here are just some of the items available for your projects.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh I love this idea, the stools are fantastic. Great job and so creative. I would love for you to link this to my Inspire Me party that will be live Monday evening. Hugs, Marty