DIY: Me + Spray Paint =’s Fun!!

I can not be the only person in the whole world that assumes the term “garden stool” would be an all-weather stool meant for the outside. So naturally,  less than 5 months after I temporarily relocated our indoor side table to the front porch, my beautiful, shiny, turquoise stool turned into this:

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And after finally buying our dream couch and blowing the budget on two (ridiculously perfect) lamps, I decided to try to turn my old garden stool into a brand new lavender side table.

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Sadie, my design partner and BBG (Best Big Girl)  sanded down the old stool.

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And primed the heck out of it. . .

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Took up my neighbors part of the driveway. . .

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And sprayed the stool Gum Ball Purple. . . My NEW FAVORITE!!!

Well that project rocked my world so I decided to follow-up on a lead and save this old farm table  (bachelor furniture)  from a long trip to the dump. . .

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Sadie and I made another trip to Blackhawk Hardware and bought more primer, a spray can of white gloss and two spray cans of matte finish and a spray polyurethane. I also reused my gold craft spray paint from my “Return of Brass and Gold” blog.

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We took shelter from the wind in my neighbors driveway. After applying as much primer as we could, we sprayed the legs a matte gold and finished with the matte polyurethane to seal and protect them from. . . me and my vacuum cleaner. . .

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We used the entire bottle of white spray paint. I would definitely recommend one more coat. . .  Then finished   up with the spray gloss polyurethane.

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While our home is still this old Bachelor table’s last stop. . .I think it will do nicely for now!!

Total cost of both projects had to be less than $40-. . . Now just wait until I show you the lamps! Oh, and finish the room, the curtains, the mantle and continue to save sweet Scotty tons more money. . .You believe that one right!

Cheers,

Taylor

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