10 In DIY

Wooden Thrifted Stools Makeover

A wooden thrifted stools makeover just using chalk paint and wax.

*Affiliate links used to show like or similar products.

Remember the bathroom stool I showed you the other day?? I bought it in a set of 4 for a total of €15 on the local craigslist here where I live. Pretty good deal I thought, especially since they were all in great shape.

They needed some cleaning and a change of color, not much more.

I painted two in a graphite grey, one of them is in my guest bathroom and the other one currently outside, holding a plant.

Then I still had two more to paint and wanted to use them in the dining room. Which meant they were going to be painted white.



Wooden Thrifted Stools Makeover


This is how they looked when I picked them up from their previous owner.


rustic wooden bathroom stool kreativk.net



I gave them a good cleaning and a few coats of white chalk paint, plus waxing and sanding.


The twine seats really caught my eye when I saw them online. They look so pretty and were all in great shape too.


wooden thrifted stools makover kreativk.net


wooden thrifted stools makover kreativk.net


I love how they look at the dining table with my other mix & match chairs. Adding a touch of rustic to the mix and painting them in white was a good choice.


wooden thrifted stool makeover kreativk.net


The faux fireplace mantel you see in the back is a first time built for me btw. I built it the other day, and am still tweaking the decor a bit, so I will share as soon as it’s decorated!


wooden thrifted stools makeover kreativk.net


Let me know what you think?? Which color do you like better on them, grey or white??


Thanks for stopping by, have a great Wednesday!!




You Might Also Like

  • Kim~madeinaday
    06/09/2018 at 17:42

    Oh I love the pattern on the chairs! I would have snapped them up too! Great makeover. Can’t wait to see your faux fireplace DIY. Sharing! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

    • Katrin
      15/09/2018 at 08:40

      Thanks so much Kim!

  • Michelle Leslie
    05/09/2018 at 08:40

    Both the white and the grey are stunning and I do so love the way you’ve used the white ones around your dining room table. The perfect farmhouse look.

    P.S. Can’t wait to hear more about your faux mantle, she looks so cool and I bet you’ll be doing lots of decorating around her. I’ve always wanted one, but have absolutely no idea where to put it

    • Katrin
      06/09/2018 at 16:41

      Thanks so much Michelle! I am glad I picked them up!! Oh that mantel!!

  • Sam - Raggedy Bits
    04/09/2018 at 10:26

    Oh my Katrin!! I LOVED the stool you made over for your bathroom and LOVE these too! Such a fabulous find and makeover! They look stunning in your beautiful dining room.

    • Katrin
      06/09/2018 at 16:41

      Aw Thanks friend!! I’m so happy about the find too and just love these.

  • Ann
    29/08/2018 at 22:04

    Oh, these are so cute too!! Luv the idea of putting them at the end of your dining table!

    • Katrin
      01/09/2018 at 08:08

      Thank you Ann!

  • Mary
    29/08/2018 at 14:52

    These stools are so pretty and are perfect for that small space. I also spotted something else in the background, but I guess that is for another post.

    • Katrin
      01/09/2018 at 08:07

      They really are, I’m happy with them .And what you see in the background, yes, another post!