Looking for new ways to update an old piece of furniture. Vintage Barstools Furniture Makeover using Decor Transfers!
These vintage barstools have been painted and sealed using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. The color Athenian Black was used and then Clear Wax was applied for a finish. The artwork on the front is an Iron Orchid Designs Decor Transfer called Painterly Florals. Keeping reading for the full tutorial or scroll to the bottom of the post.
Hi there, Sweet Friends, today I’ve got a “One of a Kind Furniture Makeover” for you. These barstools are in a new space…my new booth space at The Red Door in Elk Grove.
If you’re new to the blog a HUGE WELCOME! I am so thrilled you are here.
Sweet Friends, If you are part of the Create With Cynthia Blog Family, you know that I LOVE furniture makeovers and I love creating uniques pieces using Iron Orchid Design products.
I love vintage and when I see a set of barstools like these my heart goes pitter patter. Remember the numbered barstools that I painted over a year ago?
I showed them off in the Blog Post, “Furniture Wax Makeover!” They were gobbled up, oh so quickly, at Treasure Fest! Funny thing is they weren’t even vintage with spindle legs.
I love spindle legs and when you mix spindle and barstools that just means vintage goodness.
So head on over to The Red Door in Elk Grove if Barstools is on your shopping list.
The story about the barstools goes like this. My neighborhood had a garage sale. Of course, I had to go looking around.
As I was driving down the street I saw this house driveway full of furniture. The wood caught my eye and then as I pulled over and I saw the spindles and metal feet (a post on that makeover is coming soon), my heart just started beating fast.
I picked up multiple pieces of furniture that day. In preparation for opening my new store space, I have begun doing furniture makeovers. Oh my, it’s been almost six months since I painted. Honestly, Sweet Friends, I think I forgot how much I love painting.
As some of you may have seen on Instagram, I have a new store space. Of course with my excitement over the new store space, I thought some makeovers were in order.
But I realize i’ve been remiss and not shared with you all about the new store space.
Oh yeah, so the new store space. That’s what I have been meaning to tell and show you.
Drum roll please…
It’s been a long road for the Create With Cynthia shop. I’ve tried multiple types of venues but none have really worked well. Alas, I believe I have found the perfect space. I truly believe in my heart this is where the Create With Cynthia shop can truly shine.
In my space at The Red Door, Antiques, Vintage and More, you’ll find Iron Orchid Design products. You can make your own projects by picking up all the supplies or take home one of the “Create With Cynthia” projects. I’m super excited to also be teaching classes.
But, the most exciting part is that…..
drum roll please…
Therefore my enthusiasm for being in this store space is so huge as I feel so honored to be in this type of environment doing what I love most.
Let’s get to the tutorial.
- Clean your furniture. You can use soap and water and if the piece is super dirty Krud Kutter works great.
- Two coats of Annie Sloan paint in the color Black Athenian Black.
- One coat of Annie Sloan clear wax.
- Apply pieces of Iron Orchid Designs Decor Transfer in Painterly Florals.
- Two coats of Annie Sloan clear wax.
Now if you’ve never applied a decor transfer you should probably read some of my other posts. You can check out any of these:
Iron Orchid Designs has so many decor transfer options. Visit me at The Red Door in Elk Grove, California or check out Iron Orchid Designs here. If flowers aren’t your jam, there are also botanicals, scripts, lemons, and some new products are coming out very soon!
I posed the question on Instagram. Vintage Barstool Makeover complete…keep or sell?
Let me know what you think? Should I keep the barstools or sell them?
I’m leaning towards keeping, but honestly, this is usually what happens. So, in the meantime you can check them out at The Red Door in Elk Grove.
I hope I’ve inspired you to take an old drab piece of furniture and turn it into fabulousness. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you recreate a similar project.
Now go out there and Create Something!