Barstool Update

Back in May I painted and reupholstered my kitchen barstools, which you can read more about here. Basically, I traded a kitchen table I didn’t need for two barstools then painted them white and reupholstered them to match my DIY wall art. At the time I didn’t realize how much use they’d get, so I didn’t seal then. Bad move, we use these suckers daily.

While I was working on my DIY Action Squad project, I also took the time to spray paint the stools and get some polycrylic slapped on there. They were already white, but they were stained and nicked so just two light coats of Rustoleum white spray in a satin finish was all they needed (no primer):

To protect the reupholstering I just wrapped a plastic bag around the top and tapped it to the underneath while I sprayed.


I first went to Home Depot for polcrylic, but they only had polyurethane (which would have dried with a yellow tint and isn’t a good idea for paint anyway- it’s more for protecting wood stain). So then I went to Lowe’s and got this for $18:

So far I’ve used it for 4 projects and it’s not even half empty, so it was definitely money well spent.

I put on 2 coats of polycrylic and let it cure in the basement for a day and a half. Now they’re back in their regular spot in the kitchen, ready to rock and roll:

Oh la la


Have you ever had to go back and fix a project once it was done? Any polycrylic tips or tricks you’d care to share?

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4 thoughts on “Barstool Update

  1. I have a painted bureau in my dining room that has one little spot that needs to be fixed… since 2001!

    • haha I feel like I have a million of those from when we first painted the house (before we new how to paint well) but ughhhhh it just seems so tedious.

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