I have to admit – I love decorating stools. I've done it many times before, and I never get tired of it! I wanted to decorate a stool for my new place; something a little different and brighter than what I've done before. I'd say this patchwork stool fits the bill. I patchworked paper on the top and attached it with Mod Podge, then I painted neon on the legs to coordinate. It's so fun and one of my favorite projects ever (of course, until my next project)! If you want to learn how I decorated this wood stool, learn how below.
Gather These Supplies
- Unfinished wood stool
- Acrylic paint – white, neon pink
- Mod Podge Hard Coat
- Scrapbook papers – I used a small American Crafts stack from Target
- Tracing paper
- Paper cutter or craft knife and mat
- Scotch tape
- Painter's tape
The first thing I did was paint the unfinished wood stool with white acrylic paint. Paint the entire thing with several coats and let dry. Then measure up several inches on each leg and tape them off.
I'm going to be honest, taping off round legs wasn't easy for me. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. I just taped all the way around and then used pieces of painter's tape to fill in.
Choose the papers that you are going to patchwork. These next few steps you have to listen carefully . . . so go back to your elementary school days (assuming you were a good listener; if you weren't nevermind).
You need to cut your paper into 32, 2-inch squares. The paper cutter makes this really easy . . . but you can also use a craft knife and ruler if you don't have a paper cutter. Once you are done, use Scotch tape to make 4 row of 6 paper squares, and 2 additional rows of 4 squares. Tape on the BACK of the paper.
Make a pattern of your stool using the tracing paper. You lay the tracing paper over the top of the stool and rub around the edge with the pencil to create your pattern. Then place it on top of the patchwork and use the painter's tape to attach it. Cut the circle using the scissors.