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Refinishing a Wood Stool

My husband is finishing up a two year residency and we're preparing to move soon. But here's the kicker - we still haven't figured out where or exactly when yet 😬😩


Because I'm restless out of my mind not knowing what the next few months will look like for us, I've been keeping my mind and hands busy with furniture projects in my garage.


I recently found this cute little stool on craigslist for $10 and I think it will be such a cute little styling accessory.

The stool was a little beat up, which I don't mind so much but it also had an orange colored stain that I didn't like. I painted on a coat of citrus strip and let it sit overnight.

After removing the stain & varnish, I sanded the stool just to smooth it out a bit. The color of the natural raw wood was really pretty and I debated just sealing it as it was.

In the end I decided to stain it dark and that was 100% the right decision. How cute!?

It would be so cute in a bathroom, as a little side table, or styled in a corner or at the end of a hallway.





Shop similar stools below! Or better yet, scour your local craigslist listings or thrift shops for a deal 😉




Ok, I really need to go pack boxes now.



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