I forgot to take 'before' pictures,
but the entire stool
looked like the seat - covered in paint and putty
(and falling apart)
I planned on painting it
(of course ;-)
but once I went after it with steel wool,
it became a challenge to not have to paint it.
I probably spent a total of 2-3 hours cleaning it up
and was so pleased
that I even managed to get the plastic step paint-free!
figuring out what to cover the seat with.
I decided I should go with something I love,
seeing as the stool
will be hanging around the kitchen all day - every day.
There's no fabric I love more
than California Dreamin'
so I dug out my beloved stash
and pulled my 3 favorites.
The one that looked best with the black step
The only problem
I didn't want my precious fabric getting dirty,
and let me tell you,
we can get white nasty
I remembered reading once about making floor cloths
by coating canvas with floor finish.
It just so happens
that I use floor finish
as the topcoat on my furniture....
I put several coats on,
and then a few more, for good measure.
And now we have a waterproof
California Dreamin' kitchen stool!
which also doubles as a piano....