I bought this sweet little wooden handmade stool at an auction, I think it was $20, but I really liked the size and the style. It has approximately 412 layers of paint on it, ranging from pale green to aqua to dark green to white.
It had some great crackling, but there were several spots where it looked like some kind of stripper had been dropped on it.
I tried to strip it but only got about the first 50 layers of paint off, at that point I gave up and sanded the heck out of it. Well, that didn’t work so well either, so eventually I just caved in and painted it, just right over the top of everything ugly. Love this hand hole for picking the stool up and moving it…it is such a petite hole only 2 of my fingers fit in there!
I used an off white and then glazed it with a brown/grey Valspar glaze. Some of the original crackling showed through and I am really loving the way it turned out.
The cool thing is that it has some writing on the underside, which had never been painted. Looks like a name there and the date 1917, in an old time script.
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