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Friday, September 19, 2014

Farmhouse Decor DIY: how to stain a stool easily!

Farmhouse Decor DIY: How to easily stain a stool! #woodprojectshoa


Welcome to another awesome edition of Crafty Hangouts!

This month we're being sponsored by Minwax!

Farmhouse Decor DIY: Stain a Stool! #woodprojectshoa

Minwax continues to be on the cutting edge of easy-to-use stains and finishes, not only for furniture, but for crafting too.

I'm especially in love with their Express Color Wiping Stain & Finish, which is water-based and includes the stain and finish in the same tube! Talk about easy!

The Express Color stains come in traditional wood finish colors, as well as crimson, emerald, indigo and onyx. (The emerald stain is simply gorgeous!)

Watch my short video tutorial below to learn more about these awesome stains . . .




Here's the Thanksgiving spool craft (shown in the video) that I made last year using Express Color stain in Crimson:

Thanksgiving Spool Craft


Aren't they cute? Here's a close-up of the stained spools, after glitter was added:

Thanksgiving Spool Craft


To create my farmhouse-style stool, I started with an unfinished wood stool from the craft store:

Farmhouse Decor DIY: How to easily stain a stool! #woodprojectshoa


I applied one coat of Express Color in Onyx (black) to the legs:

Farmhouse Decor DIY: How to easily stain a stool! #woodprojectshoa

And I applied two coats of Express Color in Crimson to the seat:


Farmhouse Decor DIY: How to easily stain a stool! #woodprojectshoa


I think I'll keep this stool in our library, with some vintage books piled on top!
Farmhouse Decor DIY: How to easily stain a stool! #woodprojectshoa

If -- after watching the video -- you have any questions on this project, please leave them for me in the comments below.

And stop by Crafty Hangouts to see more fun craft projects using Minwax stains and finishes, including creative ideas for Halloween and Fall.

Crafty Hangouts Wood Projects how-to videos, sponsored by Minwax

Happy crafting!

~Laura

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