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a painted spot to sit...

DIY Painted Chair... / Oh Joy!

Seating is often something we're lacking when guests come over...especially in smaller spaces. So today, we're making a perfect little seat that's great to have on hand for when guests stop by. We used simple, abstract brush strokes that are super easy and impossible to mess up that were inspired by the Gray Malin painting shown above...

DIY Painted Chair... / Oh Joy!

You'll need...
stool
- spray paint
- acrylic paint
- paint brushes
- polyacrylic spray

DIY Painted Chair... / Oh Joy!

Here's how...
1. Spray paint the stool with spray paint (we chose white).
2. Let dry for 30 minutes.
3. Pick three or four acrylic paint colors that you'd like to use for your pattern.
4. We did a simple abstract brush stroke pattern. You may want to wait about 10 minutes between each color so that they don't blend together.
5. Finish with polyacrylic spray.
6. Let dry for 2 hours.

DIY Painted Chair... / Oh Joy!

DIY Painted Chair... / Oh Joy!

It's that easy! You can paint a few to mix-and-match. And, when not in use as seats, they also work as mini side tables perfect for placing near a chair or couch!

Sources shownSherwin Williams Breaktime paint, Gray Malin print, Target bookshelf, vintage owl canister, W&P pineapple shaker, Target plates (past season), Ikea green stripe glasses, Anthropologie yellow glasses (past season), vintage pitcher, Target elephant figurine, Seletti gold canisters (past season), Target wooden boxes (past season), Target table, Oliver Bonas espresso set, Anthropologie bowl (similar), Julie Peach dotty napkin, Urban Outfitters folding chairs, Urban Outfitters rug.

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.}

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