Published on October 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor0
Cheap tropical chic wooden stool or side table
We needed a stool for our new desk and I really didn’t want a boring one, so I made this tropical one.
- IKEA FROSTA wooden stool
- High gloss paint, green
- Acrylic colors
- Black permanent marker with thin tip
- Soft black pencil
- Water based clear coat
- Scrap wood (to mount the legs)
- Wood burning tool (pyrography)
I traced the seat on a piece of paper and drew the pattern from an image on my computer.
Put the piece of paper on a window and traced it on the back with a soft black pencil.
Put the piece of paper on the chair with the right side up and re-traced it. This made the soft black pencil stick to the wood. There are much easier ways to transfer the pattern but this is all I had at hand
Used a wood burning tool to carve the pattern into the wood (this took a long time because I have a very cheap wood burner but it makes it look a lot better).
Lightly sanded the seat and used a black permanent marker with a thin tip to fill in where the color wasn’t even.
I then carefully painted with acrylics and let it dry for a couple of hours.
Mounted the legs on a piece of wood, sanded out any imperfections and painted them with the green paint in 2 coats.
I used the clear coat and painted just the top of the seat(not the sides or back) with 5-6 coats.
When everything was nice and dry, I put it all together and took some pictures
The chair could be just painted but the wood burning makes it stand out. It’s a lot of work but it’s sure worth it.
So this it, I hope you’ll like it!
~ by Alina Tomescu