Do you remember in February when I introduced you to my new makeover vintage stool project?
It was a little beaten and shabby, but was definitely a beauty in the making.
The rattan had dry rotted and was breaking in a few places and as you can see it was almost completely off of one side. I just knew that I could repair the seat without a doubt. A little confession….I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to replacing the stool seat. I however, do have a couple of people who I can bend their ears for some tips on the repair.
Now it is time to give this great little vintage rattan stool a makeover and make it usable again.
Remove all of the old brittle rattan. It was really easy to do…just a few scissor snips and it was all off and ready to start painting.
I painted the former vintage rattan stool with three coats of, Annie Sloan’s Old White chalk paint.
(Watching Paint Dry)
After the chalk paint dried I sanded, distressed, and used clear wax. I wanted to replace the rattan bottom with something that would be a bit sturdier. I chose to use hemp twine as my new stool bottom.
The tools for this project were relatively simple…..staple gun, hammer, screw driver, clamp, and hemp twine. I hadn’t attempted weaving a seat prior to this one. I sought the advice of a few people who were familiar with furniture making and repair. They were a great help with recommendations and tips.
This was a great makeover project to tackle that I really enjoyed. I will definitely use what I have learned about seat bottom weaving for future projects.
Are there any projects that you have tackled using a technique you were unfamiliar with?