butterflies in my kitchen

February 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm 2 comments

Things have settled down since the holiday season and I’m ready to tackle projects that have been on hold since October. One project that has been on my “to do” list is to paint my kitchen counter stools to create a visually cohesive look within the space. While my boys were in school I decided to haul the stools outside to give them a good sand down with my nifty Black & Decker mouse.

Committing to a paint color can be difficult at times but for this project I knew that I wanted my counter stools to match the gray countertops & black appliances in my kitchen. I applied several layers of Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover Gray Primer to the legs and allowed an hour to dry. When the primer had adequate time to dry I applied two layers of Rustoleum’s Dark Gray Gloss Ultra Cover and let it sit over night.

The following morning Mr. Polo gave me the “okay” to proceed to the next step.

Several layers of black Behr interior satin enamel “oops paint”, purchased from Home Depot, were applied on the seat edges.

Using a dinner plate as a template I traced an outline onto the backside of my favorite decorative paper and carefully trimmed along my pencil line. Using a foam brush, I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the stool and the backside of my paper and carefully positioned the paper onto the seat. Working from the center I used the edge of an expired Starbuck's gift card to eliminate any air bubbles.

Add three layers of Minwax ploycrylic protective finish to the counter stool, sanding lightly between each coat, and now l have three beautiful stools that match my kitchen perfectly.



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  • 1. gadgetronica  |  February 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I was just blown away when you sent me the ‘after’ pics! When you told me you were planning on painting your ho-hum stools, I thought you were going to shoot them with a blast of spray paint and cal it a day. But, your vision was so much more! The pics don’t do them justice as the subtlety and sophistication of the grey legs against the black ring aren’t reflected. And, when you see them in place, they really become a wonderful texture to your kitchen/dining area adding a quiet accent. Great job Haru! I am inspired.

  • 2. haru  |  February 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks Sean! I’m ready to tackle another project. Want to help me paint my kitchen table and chairs?


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