Have you ever had a piece of furniture that was not in very good shape, but you just kept hanging on to it anyway? That has been the case with this old bar stool that came free with the ‘fixer-upper’ house we bought eight years ago. It’s just kind of been hanging around down in our basement and even though it’s in bad shape I’ve always liked the look of it, especially the spindles on the back.
I decided to finally drag it up out of the basement a few weeks ago after I came across this lovely mint-color spray paint in Home Depot. It’s called Ocean Mist by Rust-Oleum and I knew it would be perfect for this old bar stool.
Although this paint is a primer and paint in one, I decided it was best to coat it with a separate primer first because I knew the black paint that was on there was an oil paint. I’m not a fan of oil paint so when I see a surface with oil paint, I want to make sure it’s covered for good.
Since I had some of the Rust-Oleum gold metallic spray paint left from other projects, I thought it would add a nice touch to paint the metal bar around the bottom in gold. I love the combination of mint and gold. The metal and wood on the chair had some damage that was hard to cover in some areas but the paint did a nice job covering the chair and giving it a fresh new look!
I had planned to put it in the kitchen so I could have a place to sit near our butcher block, but I was quickly reminded the other day why we got rid of our other bar stools in the kitchen. My kids came home and dumped their jackets on it…so, I will be finding another room for this chair where hopefully it won’t become a catch-all. I was even guilty of that many times with the old bar stools we had in the kitchen before we moved the island cabinets back against the wall. I think this lovely mint stool will go in the craft room my daughter and I have been planning for.
I love how it turned out and this mint color is just perfect!
You can still see some of the damage on the metal, but it still looks much better than it did before adding the gold.
Thank you, Rust-Oleum for another wonderful furniture makeover and beautiful color!