I found a black barstool at Goodwill for $10.00 the other day. I have seen this type of barstool there before and usually they are a bit cheaper but they seemed kind of rickety to me and they were not painted. This one was already painted black which saved me the step of having to spray paint it. All I needed to do was wash it and then use some sandpaper to distress some of the edges. Very easy.
Whenever we have people over we always seem to hang out in the kitchen and usually its around the kitchen counter. I only have 3 counter height barstools. I thought 3 looked better when I bought them many years ago and now that I think I might want another I can’t find them anymore. Besides, I also didn’t want 4 barstools because I though it would look too crowded and the stools would always be bumping into each other. But lately I have been thinking that it would be nice to have one or two extra stools to keep out in the garage and then pull them out when company comes over. So when I saw the barstool at Goodwill for cheapness I grabbed it.
After I cleaned it up and used some sandpaper on it to distress it a bit, I wiped on a poly-stain to age all of the distressed areas and to give the entire barstool a glossier finish. After it was dry, I whipped out my number stencils.
It looks like I might need a finishing spray on the seat. I’ts looking slightly dull in this photo. I have a clear spray sealer that will take care of that. So, yes I have another piece that is marked with a number. I think I am starting to run out of ideas on what I can put a number on. I said “starting”. I still feel I have a few more numbering tricks up my sleeve. :)