I was getting a little bored of these drabby stools so I decided to take my handy gold spray paint and makeover these babies. It was so easy! I just unscrewed the seat and back and went to town. I only had to do one coat and then a few touch ups. It is hard to see gold spray paint in the sun so I had to wait until it got a bit darker to see what spots I missed. They were ready to sit in that night. Ikea has since discontinued these stools but here is a bar stool that could work…although these are beautiful as is. And if I could buy any stools I’d get these gold stools or this acrylic stools.
I am in love.
I do want to share a little tip/secret weapon for those that aren’t spray painting fanatics. This Can-Gun1 2012 Premium Can Tool Aerosol Spray has changed my life- mostly my pointer finger’s life. It makes spray painting so easy and makes it go on pretty evenly. And my hand doesn’t cramp up after a minute of pressing down on that teeny tiny nozzle. If you plan on spray painting even just once, invest in this. It is worth every penny. All seven hundred of them. I also love Rust-Oleum 1910830 Metallic Spray, Gold, 11-Ounce and have used it in several other projects such as my Gold Nutcracker Stocking Holders. I just love this thing as much as chocolate. That is a lot. Or as my son (aka Batman) likes to say, “I love you as many people there are in the world- that’s a lot right, Mom?”
If you aren’t a DIY-er, here are some stools that I am crushing on. Maybe for our next home?