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Stool upcycling with blackboard paint

Stool upcycling with blackboard paint

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Who says you only need to use blackboard paint to create writable surfaces? Lets go on we can do it better. The thick, pasty color can be used great to give damaged furniture a new, even surface, which also feels very special due to the nature of the color. In this way, I breathed life back into an old wooden stool. With a little sanding there wasn’t much to save, the seat surface had very unsightly, deep furrows. I also didn’t really like the color of the wood. Perhaps you are similar to me: I own furniture in too many different shades of wood. In this case, it is good to have some neutral pieces that are easy to combine and provide a little rest. That’s why I decided to use white paint for the rest of the stool in addition to the blackboard color, so that I could use it as versatile as possible as a neutral design element. Here we go! Favorites

This is how the stool looked before [1]. To make sure the paint holds 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 can get anywhere with the brush [3]. Then it is deleted! Be sure to stir the color well beforehand. In addition, I recommend you to always get a larger pot of paint in case of doubt, on the one hand it is cheaper than a small pot, on the other hand you can always use white paint well (also for mixing pastel shades, for example), it is worth it to always have something there [4].

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For good coverage, apply the white paint at least twice, but wait after each coat until the paint is completely dry (approx. 12 hours) [5]. Then the blackboard color comes into play. Mask off a piece with a little masking tape in the upper area of ​​the stool legs, equally spaced [6]. Then you apply the color crosswise. Again, at least two layers of paint are necessary. Don’t forget to paint the underside of the seat, although you rarely see it, but if it does, it will of course look a lot nicer if it is also black and not wood-colored [7]. Finally, remove the masking tape and let the blackboard paint dry well. Finished! [8]

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