Thursday, August 16, 2012

Refinished Old Wooden Bar Stools - Flea Market Bargain!

A few weeks ago my husband and I went to our local flea market and found 6 solid wood bar stools that were in great shape! They needed refinished but other than that, solid and sturdy! We purchased each one for only $2.50 each! What a bargain! (photo above shows one stool not sanded yet, and one stool completely sanded).

We brought them home and used our electric palm sander to sand off the old wood stain and varnish. This took us about 5 minutes per stool. Once done, we dusted off the dust with a damp cloth and left them sit for an hour to dry from the dusting.

We then used Thompson's Water Seal Outdoor Wood Stain that comes in a spray can in a pretty golden pine color. We lightly sprayed the wooden stool and then used a soft cotton cloth to wipe off the excess stain. We only needed to apply one coat since we sanded off all of the old crud.

We sat our stools out in the hot sun to dry (90 degree day) so it only took an hour for them to dry. Wow, what an improvement! One can of the Thompson's Water Seal spray did 3 stools! It only took 2 cans to do all 6 of the stools we were refinishing.

We used their outdoor wood stain spray as we entertain a lot outdoors and wanted these stools for primarily outdoor use on our patio & deck. I think they turned out beautifully!

Onto our next home remodeling project!

Disclosure: We received complimentary products from Thompson's Water Seal and were not required to write a positive review. All thoughts, opinions and ideas in this post are 100% mine and were not influenced by the company. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.

1 comment:

Kara said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the suggestions, I may do this with the old piano bench that we are turning into an end table. :)