Friday, 20 April 2012
It took longer than I thought to finish the stools I had got some time ago. It would have been fast but the weather has been weird. It has rained a lot and we've got even new snow on some days. But two weeks ago on Saturday the weather finally turned nicer and I was able to take the stools to the terrace and finish removing all the old paint from the stools. I used a chemical paint remover, that I happened to have at home. Since it smells awful and the removed paint goes all over the place I wanted to do that outdoors. The stools had quite many layers of paint, if they wouldn't have been so thickly painted I would have just lightly sanded them and repainted. But now I removed all the paint.
The first paint had coloured the wood, but that's okay, since I did plan to repaint the stools anyway. After I had removed the paint, I lightly sanded the stools and let them air a bit outside since they still smelled of the paint remover.
Then I took the stools inside and painted the first coat with primer, then two coats with the finishing paint. I had an idea that I wanted to paint the stools with some fresh funky and different colours. I bought one new paint jar, yellow furniture paint. I also already had dark red and white furniture paint. I thought the red paint itself was a bit murky, so I tried mixing some white with it. But it turned out like berry porridge. It didn't look fresh at all. Then I thought of mixing the green blue colour we used to have in the kitchen wall with the white.I liked it. It won't probably be as durable as the real furniture paint since it is furniture paint mixed with wall paint, but I don't think it matters.
See how happy they turned up. I couldn't be more satisfied about the result.
Thing is though that we don't really need many stools, but those are just so cool that I have to have them. For now I placed the smaller one in front of the office arm chair to work as a foot rest and the bigger one to work as a small table. We'll see where those end up. And yeah, that's a totally staged picture, I'm not currently reading that book.