Update your outside entertainment area with a homemade dip-painted stool. You can opt for brighter colours for a summertime feel or go for more neutral tones for a timeless piece. And the best part, no-one will be able to tell that it was a DIY project.
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What you will need to make a dip-painted stool:
- Wooden stool
- Sander or sandpaper
- Masking tape
- Wood primer
- Acrylic paint
- Geometric fabric
- Staple gun
How to make a dip-painted stool:
- Lightly sand the legs of the stool to remove any old paint or varnish and dust with a clean, dry cloth.
- Measure about 40cm up each leg from the bottom, and mask around the rest with tape. Turn the stool upside down on a protected surface. Prime the legs and leave to dry.
- Paint the legs with acrylic paint and leave to dry. Apply a second coat, then remove the masking tape and leave to dry.
- Measure and cut a piece of fabric larger than the top of the stool. Lay the fabric face down on a clean surface and place the seat pad upside down on top. Starting on one side, staple the fabric to the underside of the seat pad. Then work on the opposite side, pulling the fabric taut. Continue until all sides are stapled, making neat tucks at each corner of the stool.
Top tip: Find fabric you love, then take it to the paint store to make sure you get the perfect match.
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