Chevron Painted Kitchen Stool

Along with a few other pieces

that I have inherited lately, this
loan oak stool was among the lot.
She was ok like she was, but
I could see some fun potential
in her.  So out came the paint
and sandpaper.
I would probably not do a huge area
in a busy, bright print like this spring
green chevron.  But a sunny spot in my
kitchen longed for something sassy
and not too serious.  I debated between
yellow, aqua and green.  The green won,
and I love how it turned out.  I have two
more outdated kitchen stools in the garage
that will be next on my radar.
I used an heirloom white spray paint, and
covered the entire stool with two good coats.
I let the stool dry overnight, then using
masking tape and scissors, I taped out
my chevron design.  I started in the center
of the stool and worked my way out from there.
 This made it a lot easier to follow the pattern
to the top and bottom of the seat.
I used three coats of spring green acrylic
craft paint and a sponge pouncer to apply
the green chevron stripes.  Once they were
completely dry, I removed the tape
and used a course sandpaper all over,
more heavily in some areas.
The areas of the stool that were already worn
and the original varnish was cracked,
distressed easily.
I used a light coat of matte polyurethane
sealer on the seat and voila!
My green chevron gal is in her
happy, sunny new spot.

xo, Tanya

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  1. These colors are awesome.. Love how it turned out.:)

  2. Tanya, your stool looks great. Reminds me that I had a bright yellow stool like this one when I first started teaching. Wish I still had it. I'd paint it. '-)

  3. I'm in AWWW!!! I have pinned!!

  4. Love this! Especially the colors. I am going to be on the lookout for an old stool! Pinning!

  5. Love it! It looks great–so inspiring! I need to find an old stool somewhere… 🙂

  6. What a lovely stool, Tanya! 🙂 Love the colors. Megan

  7. I love the green!! great choice!

  8. love that–such a nice color!

  9. Oh how cute! Love the color and pattern!

  10. Love this! Chevron is perfect in little doses like that. The green is perfect 🙂 I have a few stools waiting for paint, i for sure will be doing this to at least one of them!

  11. I just love this! 🙂

  12. I love the pattern and the color ~ perfect redo!

    Thanks for linking up to Project Inspire{d}.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  13. So pretty! looks so Spring-y, just in time for Easter.

  14. Very nice. Great way to add a fun pop of color.

  15. LOVE this! Turned out beautiful! I have a stool I have been meaning to refinish, you have definitely inspired me 🙂

  16. Great makeover! (:

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  20. Ack! Sorry for the 12321 comments (; xo

  21. I am 100% absolutely in L.O.V.E with this sweet little stool! Seriously, I want it! LOL Thanks so much for sharing at ITS PARTY TIME! {HUGS!} Clydia

  22. This is beautiful! I'd love for you to share it at the Pinworthy Projects party Friday!

  23. Really nice job!!! The chevron couldn't be placed a better place than on your wonderful stool!!!

  24. I love this stool! The color of green is so yummy, but even more I love the chevron detail… and I'm actually not one that typically goes for the chevron, so many times I see it and it's so busy it just hurts my eyes… but this is the perfect application for it. I'm pinning this too! Little Bit

  25. I love all things chevron. this is lovely!

  26. So sweet and fresh–just shared it on my facebook page.

  27. This is so sweet! You did a great job 😉

  28. Very cute, I just post a stool today too. Come check it out.

  29. This is awesome! this stool would be perfect in my house. 🙂 I'm a chevron fool. 🙂

  30. Another great project Tanya! Your stool is quite sassy with those chevron stripes. I love the amount of distressing you did on it too… just right!

    Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a great weekend!


  31. Oohhh! I love everything about it! The colors, the lines, the chevron… great job! Ordinary into extraordinary!!!

  32. I'm totally smitten with this stool – it is PERFECTION and oh so fun! well done! ♥

  33. Tanya – I LOVE this. Even matched=s my blog. What a great DIY!! Love, love, love it and sorry I didn't see it sooner. Pinning!
    xo, Claire 🙂

  34. Love this restyled chair too…..

  35. Wow! I love how your stool came out. I have a few of those around here that could definitely use something fun like this.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs …

  36. I am in love with this Tanya! so pretty. I just discovered the matte poly and LOVE it! great job. 🙂

  37. Great transformation! I love the color you chose. I would love it if you shared this great DIY at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life.

  38. SO adorable! Perfect refurbish… Thanks so much for coming to party at Super Saturday Show & Tell 🙂 I hope you’ll come again next week. xoxo~ Ruthie

  39. Looks awesome! I'm not usually a green person but I love that color! Perfect amount of distressing too! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. Enjoy your Sunday!
    Jenn 🙂

  40. What a darling little stool. I'm loving the chevron design. Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

  41. I love how this turned out!!

    Thanks for much for linking up this week! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a great weekend!

  42. That stool is adorable! I love it and the green…and the chevron! Nice!

  43. I'm loving this cute little stool! Pinning!

    Thanks so much for linking up at the party,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

  44. I love it! Soooo cute!

  45. I love it! Soooo cute!

  46. Tanya I am a new follower after spotting this lovely make over at Green Willow Pond.

    I love the color and the design!

    I would love for you to follow back!:)

    Sweet blessings

  47. Tanya, I love LOVE love this stool….! Soooo pinning! I wish it lived at my house…. 🙂

    hugs x

  48. the result is sooooo much better than the original stool. Well done, I would not have thought of doing that. Linking from the picket fence spring link

  49. love that with the green. so fresh.

  50. This is so cute! I have a little table in my attic that I have been trying to figure out how to redo. I think this might just be the answer. Following you now! 🙂

  51. I am seriously obsessed with this stool! It is too cute. I love the color too. Thanks for the inpsiration!

  52. Thanks so much for sharing your post at our linky party this week!
    I love the colors you used!

  53. I love this stool! Great color and you can’t go wrong with chevron!

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  55. Im thankful for the blog article. Much obliged.

  56. hcmbFv Wow! Thank you! I constantly needed to write on my website something like that. Can I implement a part of your post to my site?

  57. What kind of saw do I need to do such a chair? I would do it for my daughter, but I don’t know which saw to choose. Found some reviews on saws for beginners from It seems inexpensive, but can you still advise something?

  58. Your site is awesome. I visit your site every day and enjoy your favorite content


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