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Create a colourful outdoor stool from a wooden post

11 Feb 2021

Create a colourful outdoor stool from a wooden post

Transform an old log or an offcut from a wooden post into a colourful seat, perfect for perching on beside the garden or fire pit.

To make three stools you will need

Step 1:  Give the wood a good sand with a coarse grit sandpaper to remove the worse of the splinters.

Step 2: Dilute the base colour paint.  Tip all the paint from a testpot of Resene Toorak into a jar or container and then fill the testpot twice with water, adding it to the jar of paint.  Mix well.

Step 3: Paint the diluted paint on to one of the wooden piles.  Do a section at a time and wipe some of the paint off by rubbing it with a cloth.  This helps to expose some of the wood grain underneath.

Step 4: Once the base paint is dry, use Resene Quarter Dutch White and a variety of different sized paint brushes to paint different patterns around the stool. Fleur kept her paintbrush quite dry to create a rustic paint finish to allow some of the base colour to show through.

Step 5: For the next stool, repeat the diluted paint process this time using Resene Explorer.  Once dry, make a random pattern of short lines using Resene Corvette, Resene Roxy, Resene Chelsea Gem, Resene Sunbaked and Resene Hot Toddy.

Step 6: For the last stool, use Resene Blackjack for the base colour and have fun experimenting with different shapes, patterns and colours. Fleur used Resene Galliano, Resene Havoc, Resene Tree Frog, Resene Green House, Resene Quarter Dutch White and Resene Bowie.

These colourful stools are perfect for sitting on around a fire. Brown stool in Resene Toorak and Resene Quarter Dutch White. Blue stool in Resene Explorer, Resene Corvette, Resene Roxy, Resene Chelsea Gem, Resene Sunbaked and Resene Hot Toddy. Black stool in Resene Blackjack, Resene Galliano, Resene Havoc, Resene Tree Frog, Resene Green House, Resene Quarter Dutch White and Resene Bowie.