IKEA HACK >> KITCHEN STOOL
I have bought a fair share of furniture from IKEA lately... mostly because it's inexpensive and I love shopping there because it reminds me of when we were in Europe :) There are so many ways to make normal items from IKEA stand out and seem a bit more refined. Have you guys seen this website-dedicated to hacking normal IKEA products in to something else. This kitchen stool is my own IKEA hack. This is what it looked like before.I just took some Jacobean colored stain and put a thin coat of stain on the stool using a foam brush. After that dried according to the stain directions, I taped off the legs and top and painted it with a white latex paint. When that dried, I used some sand paper and sanded down the white paint so it looked a little distressed. I also put just a tiny bit of stain on a rag and wiped it over the white paint and quickly wiped off the excess so that it just gave it a hint of brown. I then sprayed three coats of polyurethane, letting it dry according to the directions on the can, between each coat. I liked this stool as opposed to the other IKEA stools because it closes up. I don't always need it so I wanted it to be collapsable. The stool comes with this little bracket that allows you to hang it on the wall. It's the perfect little stool for the kitchen and I love having it hanging on the wall, it makes it like a decor piece also. And with just a little bit of paint and stain, it's a completely unique piece. Now, if only IKEA would sell stools that already looked like this, my life would be a whole lot easier!