Now, on to the good stuff! I've been busy! My mom has 4 of these barstools. She bought them at a yard sale when I was a teenager. I have not done the math, but it's been at least 16 years... Yeah, that's one way to make yourself feel old!
So, when I heard that my parents were leaving town for a week (starting the day after Mother's Day), I knew that I wanted to get them done and surprise her.
As always, I started by sanding, and cleaning well. I took the seats off, because I wanted to stain them. I sanded them to bare wood, and then I applied the stain. Then I got to work on the chair part. First, applied one coat of Valspar's bonding primer. After that, I jumped right in with Fairy Chalkmother's Livingston. Once the paint was covering fully, and dry, I applied my favorite sealer. Shabby Paints Vax. At this point, I could have been done, but I felt that they were missing something.
Glaze! A definite must! So, I ran out to the Home Depot, and grabbed a can of Rustoleum's Java glaze. Ah, perfection! Now they are stunning!
And, just for the sake of good lighting, here are some outside photos, that really showcase their beauty!