Stenciled Stools

Last week I was trying to find some additional seating for my daughter’s bedroom to sit in front of the stage, but everything in stores seemed to be like $50… each. Yeah, not gonna happen.

stenciled blue and pink stoolsThen I spotted these little stools for $13 from Ross Dress for Less totally out of the blue. Nothing a little coat of paint can’t fix to match her bedroom color scheme.

before stenciled stoolsI decided to use paint I had on hand: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and CC Caldwell’s paint in Memphis Blue.

chalk paint stenciled stoolsI wanted to kick them up a notch so I decided to stencil the tops. The stencil seen below is actually scrapbook paper from Michael’s. I scooped up this sheet about a year ago and finally put it to good use.

stenciled stool tutorialI just laid the scrapbook paper on top of the stool, held it in place with my fingers, and used a trim roller to add the paint.

stenciled stools with scrapbook paperOnce it was dry I added some pink stripes around the edge with a small brush. I didn’t try to be perfect, just let the paint flow….

painted stenciled stoolsMostly because I knew I would distress the entire stool with my sanding block. Since these stools will be in my kid’s room, I know they’re going to get banged up in no time. Why not help start the process.

distressed stenciled stoolsAnd the stools are complete! Great to place on her stage while she’s strumming her guitar or acting out a play, or just extra seating for her audience.

stenciled chalk paint stools


chalk paint stenciled stool

stenciled blue and pink stoolsAnd in case you missed it,
check out my daughter’s bedroom makeover or stage tutorial!

bedroom stage kids bedroom

chalk paint stenciled stool tutorial


  1. Karen Marchetto says

    Really cute. Makes me want to start a new project, but I am on a hiatus because I have made too many things , but haven ‘t sold much. Second. Chance Boutique is on a break.

  2. Karen Henderson says

    Erin you did it again. How cute are these stools. I so miss having my little girl and her little girl just turned 18. So I really enjoy your posts about your daughter. This project gave me some ideas of some things I can do with a beat up old stool that my deceased brother gave me aa few months ago. I love it dearly and want it in my home. So I will be working on it. Pics will follow when I get it done.:)

    • says

      Thank you so much Karen! Glad you enjoy the posts. Nothing better than building my little girl’s dream bedroom and seeing her enjoy it everyday. Good luck with your projects and I can’t wait to see some pics when it’s completed. Please send them my way!

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