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Stool upcycling with blackboard paint


Who says you only have to use blackboard color to create writeable surfaces? Lets go on we can do it better. The thick, pasty paint can be used well to give damaged furniture a new, even surface that also feels extra due to the nature of the paint. In this way, I breathed life back into an old wooden stool. With a bit of sanding there was not much to save because the seat surface had very unsightly, deep furrows. Besides, the color of the wood did not quite suit me. Maybe you are similar to me: I own furniture in too many different wood tones. In this case, it is good to have some neutral pieces that are easy to combine and provide some peace of mind. That’s why I decided to use white lacquer for the rest of the stool in addition to the blackboard paint, so that I could use it as versatile as a neutral design element. Here we go!

So the stool looked like before before [1]. So that the color keeps well, I sanded it a little with sandpaper and a sanding block [2]. To paint the legs white, it is advisable to turn the stool upside down, then you get great anywhere with the brush ran [3]. Then it will be deleted! Be sure to stir the color well before. In addition, I recommend you to get in doubt always a larger pot of color, on the one hand compared to cheaper than a small pot, on the other hand, you can use white color constantly good (also for mixing, for example, pastel shades), as well worth it to always have something there [4].

For a good hiding power you apply the white paint at least twice, but wait for each coat until the paint has completely dried (about 12 h) [5]. Then the blackboard color comes into play. Glue with a little bit of crepe in the upper area of ​​the stool legs at the same distance from each [6]. Then you apply the color crosswise. Again, at least two layers of color are necessary again. Also do not forget to paint the underside of the seat, although you rarely see them, but if it does, then it looks much nicer, of course, even if it is black and not woody [7]. Finally, you remove the painter’s crepe and let the panel paint dry well. Finished! [8th]

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