Numbered Counter Stools

These stools are another curb find. I attempted to sell them at 2 different garage sales and there were no takers. After our last sale, I brought them into the house and my son loved being able to sit at the counter to “help” make dinner. Their original look didn’t match anything in our home, so I opted to give them a makeover to match our {dining table.} I also decided to jump aboard the numeral infatuation train my sister is conducting.

Counter Stools 1

First, I sanded them and I sanded some more. Once I thought I might be done sanding, I sanded them one last time. Next, I primed the legs.

Counter Stools 2

Then, I gave them two coats of latex paint. To keep the legs bright white, I draped the base of the stools with a plastic drop cloth.

Counter Stools 3

After that, I stained the seat with Minwax Special Walnut.

Counter Stools 4

Using the same technique Erin used in her {Numbered Wooden Crates,}  I painted a 1 and a 2. Finally, I slapped 4 coats of Minwax Water Based Polycrylic on the seats. Yeah! Now they go with the rest of the kitchen!

Counter Stools 5
What do you pick up off the side of the road?

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20 thoughts on “Numbered Counter Stools

  1. brooke

    I love the numbers! I would love for you to come link up at my Furniture and Paint Party start tomorrow @ 8PM MST! Hope to see you there!


    1. Emily Post author

      Thanks Hanna! They did not take long to do. The hardest part was removing the old finish. Glad you stopped by!

  2. Katie

    These chairs look great! I love how elegant they look. I’m of big fan of neutral color paints! Thanks again for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Katie @

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