Kitchen Stool Makeovers

Kitchen stools are a great place to add unexpected personal touches. Whether your style be antique, traditional, or modern, there are unlimited ways to update any piece. The best part however, is that most projects are as simple as using some tape and paint! Use your favorite color or wood stain and get creative with the stencils to makeover any stool. Take a look at some of these stool redo’s!


Courtesy of re-store design 

This project was done by our Volunteer and Donations Coordinator Jodi! Using stools from Goodwill (for under $10!) she repainted the base with paint from the OOPS! section at Home Depot and used vintage drink logos to add detail. To give the stools an antique aged look, she finished off the stools with a glaze.

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Courtesy of Cuckoo 4 Design

Add a pop of color to plain wooden stools! These basic stools were originally purchased from Target and painted with Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze. Tape off the wooden areas you want to remain unpainted and then spray paint with the desired color. Easy and dries quickly!

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Courtesy of Decor and The Dog 

If you want to keep a more traditional look, update the wood with a simple stain! Disassemble the stools, stain the wooden seats, and spray base the bases. Leave them to dry and then reassemble!

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Courtesy of Right at Home

If you have beaten up stools that have seen better days, sand them down before giving a new coat of paint! Use number or letter stencils for a customized personal touch.

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Courtesy of theKitchn

Have some fun with these Citrus Stools! Perfect for a kid’s room, or any kid at heart. Don’t feel limited to citrus fruits however, freehand the design using your favorite fruit for inspiration! Start with a white base and tape off the areas that you want to remain white. Use bright colors for the fruit design to cheer up any room!

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Courtesy of Adventures in Decorating 

For an antique look, paint over wood and then lightly sand down the edges to make it appear rustic and worn. This project used The Graphics Fairy, an online graphics website, for the French inspired logo. Use any one of their twelve transfer methods to transfer the graphic on. Paint over the graphic with a protective lacquer for a finished look.

We have plenty of stools at ReStore that would look great with these makeovers. Try these ideas out and email your ideas and projects to

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