So, here's this little guy.
I bought it Pre- Covid at a garage sale for $1. It was pretty unsightly, besides dirt and cobwebs, there was black, orange and red spray-paint all over the seat.
(I forgot to take a pic before I put the Citristrip on. My bad.)
In case you don't know, the Citristrip is the orange goo you see on the top.
I bought the little stool because despite being banged up and ugly, it was still sturdy. None of the rungs were loose. It wasn't wobbling when I tried it out.
2nd pic is post Citristrip. I went on to use my favorite orange goo on the legs and rungs before I did a light sanding. (it seriously needed it).
It was sometime later I began the fun part of this little up-scaling project- the painting.
I chose a light gray chalk-paint that had beautiful coverage.
I was going to leave it at that but then I thought it seemed a little- plain, and I couldn't resist.
I busted out some old stencils I'd found several years ago when I went all Marie Kondo on my house. They had cute little starfish and seashell designs.
Finally, it was finished. I'm going to try selling the little guy for $20.
I think it'll go nicely in a child's room or a beach style house.
I still have to give it a protective polyurethane coating, but all in all this little project is pretty much done.
I think it turned out pretty cute. Whatcha think?