Patriotic Stool



Happy Fourth of July, friends!

This stool sat on my kitchen table for 3 weeks.

Can you believe not one family member asked me to move it?

Not even during dinner.

What awesome peeps I have.

They put up with some crazy stuff.

So…what’s the story behind the “Patriotic Stool”?

Red, White, and Blue Stool

The story is, there’s not much of a story.

My girls and I stopped at Salvation Army one afternoon and I noticed it.

I’m forgetting how much I paid, but it wasn’t much.

I think who ever had it before must have been a Michigan State fan.


High Chair

 I knew immediately it would make a cute patriotic stool.

I had most of the paint too.

I made the star stencil out of some plastic from some stickers I had.

I wanted the stool to look rustic…old.

Painting Stars

 After it was painted, I roughed it up with some sand paper.

The green started to peek through, so I used a “dry” brush to get the same look.

To do that, you put a little paint on the bristles,

then paint it out onto a paper bag or something to get most of the paint out of the brush.

You’re left with just enough paint on the brush to gently paint the edges and anywhere else to get the white brushed look.

If you look closely you will see the white all over the chair.

Patriotic Stool Makeover


I wasn’t concerned about making the stripes perfect.

The stars are random, and cute.

Patriotic Stool Ideas

I use the stool in the kitchen now.

It’s perfect height for blogging at our island.

I have a feeling she will be around a long time now.

American Flag Stool Makeover

 If you missed my other “Patriotic” projects, here’s more:

 American Flag Candle Log

Almost Free American Flag Candle Log Tutorial

 Antique Crib Mattress Spring Turned American Flag

American Flag

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13 Responses

  1. So cute, Julie! Pinned and Happy 4th! xo

  2. Sherry says:

    Great project! I love that it sat on the table for weeks and that was normal in for your family! So funny! I really like the flag mattress and the candle holder too! Happy 4th!

  3. Jane says:

    Really, Really Cute!!!
    I wish I had a chair like this! Love the paint job!
    Happy 4th!

  4. debbiedoos says:

    It’s so cute Julie! Your family sounds like mine. They work around my stuff and never question a thing LOL. Happy 4th my friend.

  5. Paige.Rose says:

    I love this stool! The height & the vintage / imperfect appeal are awesome! 🙂


  6. Dad says:

    Nice Job, love to all, Dad in NY.

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