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A Simple Stenciled Thrift Store Stepstool Makeover

Hi creative friends! Although I’d consider this latest DIY a small furniture makeover, I’m in love with how this inexpensive thrift stop stepstool has been transformed into a lovely and fresh new furniture piece with some stencils and paint.

Stepstool makeover with paint and a stencil.

Thrift Store Stepstool Makeover

Doing furniture makeovers, no matter the size and scale has always been an enjoyable craft and hobby. Seeing the transformation of a furniture piece go from gawdy and outdated to something we’re proud to use and display, it’s not only exciting but very rewarding.

To see what this thrift store stepstool looked like before, head over to our Facebook page and catch this video of the craft in action.

Stepstool makeover with paint and a stencil.

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Video Instruction to Make A Simple Stenciled Thrift Store Stepstool Makeover

Here is a step-by-step video of this stepstool makeover or for the written instructions, continue reading below.

How to Make A Simple Stenciled Thrift Store Stepstool Makeover

Paint the top of the stool with a white chalky paint and let it dry completely.

Next, paint the legs of the stool with the green paint and let it dry completely.

Once dry place the stencil on the top of the stool and using the blue paint, brush the paint over the stencil and allow it to dry completely.

Repeat the process using a different stencil and the green paint and allow it to dry completely.

Close up of painted stencil on a stepstool.

Repeat the process using different stencils and different combinations of paint and allow it to dry completely.

Green painted stepstool leg.

Take a fine tip paint brush and using the gold paint, paint the edge of the stool and allow it to dry.

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Collage of painted stepstool with text overlay.

A Simple Stenciled Thrift Store Stepstool Makeover

Jane and Sonja
Transforming an inexpensive thrift store stepstool simply with some paint and lovely stencils.
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  • Paint the top of the stool with a white chalky paint and let it dry completely.
  • Next is to paint the legs of the stool with the green paint and let it dry completely.
  • Next, place the stencil on the top of the stool and using the blue paint, brush the paint over the stencil and allow it to dry completely.
  • Repeat the process using a different stencil and the green paint and allow it to dry completely.
  • Repeat the process using different stencils and different combinations of paint and allow it to dry completely.
  • Take a fine tip paint brush and using the gold paint, paint the edge of the stool and allow it to dry.
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