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Upcycle an old stool with a cute-as-a-button animal face design that the kids will love. This bright and friendly face will encourage kids to sit down at mealtimes!
This project was completed by Fleur Thorpe for Resene.
You will need:
- Stool, Fleur upcycled an old stool although you could use a new stool
- Medium and smooth grit sandpaper
- Electric sander
- Resene Quick Dry
- Resene Lustacryl Pirate Gold
- Testpots in your choice of colours; Fleur used Resene Black, Resene Quarter Dutch White, Resene Rebel and Resene Glamour Puss
- Small craft paint brushes
- Resene Danska Teak Oil
If you are using a second-hand stool for this project, prepare the chair for painting by washing down the chair with warm soapy water and a soft cloth to remove any dirt. Once dry, sand the legs with a medium grit sandpaper, this will help the primer adhere to the wood. Use an electric sander to sand off the stain on the seat completely to expose the raw wood underneath. Wipe the dust away with a soft dry cloth.
Prime the legs of the stool with Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat. Prime the top part of the chair which makes up the top of the face as well. Leave the muzzle of the face as raw wood. When the primer is dry, sand it lightly with a smooth finishing sandpaper. Wipe the dust away with a soft cloth.
The finished chair painted with Resene Pirate Gold on the legs and the top half of the face with Resene Black, Resene Quarter Dutch White, Resene Rebel and Resene Glamour Puss for the eyes, mouth and nose details. The geometric background is painted in Resene Black, Resene Half Rice Cake and Resene Truffle.
For more projects and colour inspiration visit Resene.co.nz
Article provided by Resene. Project and images by Fleur Thorpe
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