Some makeovers are just so easy and quick that you know they were meant to be. When I spied this stool for a decent price at the thrift store I knew what it needed to make it fresh and new.
Some of the wood finish was already coming off. The rest of it was pretty glossy so I gave it a very quick sanding (like a less than 2 minute sanding). I then wiped it down with white vinegar.
I chose to use Casement, which is a great, bright white paint from Fusion Mineral Paint.
This paint is so lovely. It goes on smooth, not thick and chunky. It dries quickly. As a matter of fact, I was able to paint a second coat just as soon as I finished the first. AND I used maybe 1/6 of a pint of paint to do two light coats, which is all this needed.
It has ZERO VOC's--not low VOC's like other chalk and mineral paints--ZERO! It has a built in finish--no labor intensive waxing necessary.
I love all of the colors it comes in--no having to buy three cans of paint to mix to get a color you want because Fusion probably already has it. And yes, I receive free Fusion Mineral Paint, but I promise, these opinions are all mine. I have used many different types of chalk and mineral paint and this one is by far my favorite. I wouldn't continue to use it if I didn't love it!
When you can makeover a cutie-pie (I love the ends of this piece) stool/small bench/ side table from the thrift store in less than an hour, it is a good thing!