Refinished Stool


I picked up this stool at a yard sale last summer for a few bucks. It was the perfect size for Jayce and just needed a little glue, paint, and something else that I just couldn’t put my finger on. I hadn’t known what direction to go with it, until I saw this cute little stool on Poppies at Play. (Have you seen her header? It’s adorable.) Anyway, I knew I wanted to do something a little different, so I went shopping for some scrapbook paper.


I had a few little paint sample pints leftover from when we painted the living room, and one of them was a nice light sage color. I scraped the paper off of the top of the stool, sanded it a little and painted the whole thing.


One of the things that I have finally come to terms with, despite many failed attempts, is that I cannot draw or paint. I can, however, cut things out of paper. So I took my scrapbook paper, and made these little owls.


I glued the pieces onto the stool with Mod Podge. When that dried I did another thin layer on top to seal the paper, and then sprayed the whole thing with a few coats of polyurethane to seal and protect it.




Jayce seems to like it, though I would guess that I like it better than he does. (I’m very proud of my little owls!) But when I first showed it to him, he smiled, pointed to the owls and hooted at me, so that counts as him liking it. Furthermore, this project only cost me $4 for the little pad of paper, and I have tons left over to use again!

I’m linking to the CSI Project.


40 thoughts on “Refinished Stool

  1. How sweet, Erin! I love the three little baby owls :o) I am sure that your sweet baby had lots of questions about it :)) He must be the nr.1 fan of such projects of yours, haha

  2. Aww, so cute, I'm sure it will come in handy for Jayce. The owls were a great idea, I've been seeing them around a little more lately.

  3. I love this! What a cute idea. And Owls- is there anything cuter than an owl?

    Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts!

  4. Hey…I love this stool! You should really check out the latest post on my blog, you'll get a kick out of it. I posted one of your pictures on there and provided many links…hope that's ok 🙂

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