I Put Together One Crazy Quirky Looking Stool, I will admit it. Actually when I stopped in Good Will I was looking for something else for a project for the shop and nothing to do with the blog. Well they didn’t have quite what I was looking for but that happens.I decided to do a walk through in the furniture section. Like I need furniture to work on I know. But I saw, I think it is a stool. I only could think, this is one crazy, quirky looking stool. I bought it, you knew I would.
When I got it home I took the oscillating saw and cut the sides and a little bit of the front. If this was going to be a crazy looking stool then I was going to take it to the limit. I rummaged through my stash of chair pieces. I found a chair seat that was broken in half. I have had it so long that I can’t remember why it is only a seat. I do know it is one of my found pieces.I had to scrub that down with bleach because it was nasty. I let it dry in the sunlight. The next day I glued the seat with Elmer’s Wood Glue and left it for 24 hours.
The next day I started working on the seat, filling in the holes and cracks with wood filler. I must go through gallons of this stuff. I think for my next project I am going to just do something that only needs updating.Once again I sanded it down and then removed the broken pieces that were on the underside with a chisel. At that point I applied the final amount of wood filler. I couldn’t wait to start putting it all together.When the seat was finally smooth and presentable I got out the compressor and nailed the seat to the stool. But not before I had to modify the stool a little. I decided to cut a little more of it off so the seat would fit better. Once the seat was on the stool it was time to paint.I decided this Crazy, Quirky Stool I put together needed to be in a bright color. And the color I choose is; drumroll please; base coat is black. The second color is Sherwin-Williams Sockeye. What is a sockeye anyway? I will need to Google it. In Sherwin-Williams world it is a coral color leaning towards orange. The final color or top coat if you will is Dishy Coral by Sherwin-Williams. It is pinker coral but the same hue as the Sockeye. I used both of these colors on the chairs in a previous post. You can check it out here.
So I painted the black using the DIY chalk paint, I did two light coats so it would be a more smooth finish. I generally let the paint cure and this project was no exception. When I got back to work, I did a couple coats of the DIY chalk paint in Sockeye. Then two light coats of the Dishy Coral.When the paint was fully cured, I sanded the entire piece by hand using a 100 grit paper and the sanding block. Then I went back over it with a 220 grit paper. The stool was all apart as I like to paint furniture that way if at all possible.Finally it was time to wax and buff the piece. I waxed the legs first and then put the stool together. Then I wax the entire Crazy Quirky Stool again and buffed it to a nice sheen.
I didn’t realize it at the time I was looking through all of my paint trying to decide the color I wanted. Apparently Coral is the color to pull us out of the winter doldrums. So it is nice to put together one crazy quirky looking stool with the pop of color. Or is it popular color?
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