Recently I have been thrifting, a LOT. It feels so good. I used to thrift a lot as a kid. My parents didn’t have a ton of money when we were growing up, but they did have a ton of creativity. So I learned the fine art of thrifting. Check out this cute little milking stool I found for $4.00
Look at all the potential hiding in this little ugly duckling! And it was such an easy update. A little 180 grit sand paper, a little Krylon spray primer, some acrylic paint, a black pen and some clear spray sealer. (That sounds like a lot, but it’s not. These are standard issue in the DIY arsenal.)
I roughed this bad boy up with the 180 sand paper and wiped it down with a damp cloth.
and two coats of the spray primer
and yes, that is paper taped to my fence with washi tape. Another tool in the DIYers handbag is a drop cloth. You best believe I saw these photos and was ashamed of my DIY’ing self and went out and bought a proper drop cloth. Thank you Home Depot. Then I painted the top with green, blue, and purple paint. After it dried I free handed an eyelet lace design with a No.2 pencil and went over it with a scarpbooking ink pen.
If you’re wondering how I got those semi circles so perfect… it was a penny. Thank you US Mint for creating the perfect sized-circle as my template.
After all was dry I set up my new drop cloth and hit the top of the stool with two coats of outdoor clear coat on the top to withstand the shoes and little dirty feet that will be standing on this stool of glory.
Look at this swan!
What have you made lately?