OK, I have a confession to make. I have this little addiction to shopping for furniture that I can refinish or change. I keep purchasing, and am loving it, but my garage and husband are NOT! I found these black beauties and I KNEW exactly what I wanted to do with them! These counter stools turned out STUNNING! I LOVE THEM! I hope you enjoy this SWEET little tutorial so you can create your own SWEET pair of counter stools!! I feel like Napoleon Dynamite! :)
The Original Bar Stool. Nice Enough, but wait for the finished product. Sand lightly.
Paint with color of choice. I chose turquoise. I painted two heavy coats of the paint.
I used an electric sander to distress with a VERY FINE sand paper. I used a new paper for each stool.
The next part is the unique finish of the stools! I LOVE IT! First and foremost the pictures do not do justice, just know that these are rock star counter stools!
I used my tissue paper mod podge technique here! I took it to a whole new level! FURNITURE! OH YEA! OH, the POSSIBILITIES!
I printed off the graphic I was using and found the center of the paper and center of the stool.
Add mod podge and spread to the area that will contain the tissue paper.
Set tissue paper on top of the mod podge. You will have wrinkles and bumps. Smooth down and know you will get some rips but that is part of the imperfection.
Wipe off any excess mod podge.
You will let the glue set until almost dry.
You will start sanding the paper and the lines of the paper will start to become part of the wood. SOOO COOL!
Sand as heavily or as light as you wish. I did a pretty heavy sanding job on mine. I wanted it to appear like screen printing and aged, all in one.
After you achieve the results you like. I finished the bar stools off with two coats of polyurethane.
And the finished line up!