Style Secrets: Upcycle a plain stool

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  • Love upcycling? See how you can transform a simple stool with a few great upcycling tricks. Style at Home’s Becky shows us how to upcycle a plain wooden stool and turn it into a colourful masterpiece – ideal for a children’s bedroom.

    Step 1: Draw the outline of a stool seat onto wrapping paper

    Step 2: Cut out circle and put to one side

    Step 3: Lightly sand stool and wipe away dust

    Step 4: Paint stool turquoise, leaving seat and inside legs unpainted

    Step 5: Allow to dry

    Step 6: Paint underside of seat and allow to dry

    Step 7: Paint a second coat and allow to dry

    Step 8: Apply red paint to inside legs

    Step 9: When finished, allow to dry then paint a second coat

    Step 10: Apply PVA glue to seat with a paint brush

    Step 11: Smooth paper circle in place

    Step 12: Brush with a layer of PVA and leave to dry

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