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How to give a New Life to your Kitchen Island Stools

by | Jun 23, 2021 | Chairs, Kitchen Island | 0 comments


When browsing photos on the group TRUCS/DÉCOS en tout Genre, I really liked the transformation of the stools that she did, so I contacted her and asked if she could write a blog.

Isabelle Ploudre is very passionate about recovery and especially for wood.

Having an island in her newly acquired house that didn’t have any benches, she chose to give some dining room bistro stools a makeover.

It was while browsing the internet that she was inspired to do this upgrade.

Step 1-Preparation:

  • Remove the seats
  • Clean your benches with TSP
  • Rinse well with warm water to make sure that all the residue has been removed
  • Using an 80 grit sandpaper lightly sand all surfaces
    wipe again with a cloth and warm water to remove any dust
    lightly sand with a 200 grit sandpaper then wipe off any dust with your cloth
  • It is now time to paint

Step 2-Painting

  • Using a #6 oval brush, apply your first coat of Tractor Dust.
  • Once this coat has had time to dry, apply a second coat.
  • When your second coat has had time to dry, apply the colour Volcano, lightly over all of your surfaces.

Step 3-The Protection

  • Mix one part Night, to two parts Clear Window Glaze.
  • Using your #6 oval paintbrush, apply the glaze and let your imagination flow until you get your desired results.
  • Rest assured, it is possible to make corrections as the project advances.
  • If you find the effect too pronounced you can reduce it by wiping it with a damp cloth.
  • It is also possible to add glaze to accentuate the effect.
  • It is important to apply the glaze on all of the surfaces to obtain maximum protection.

Step 4-The drying time

Isabelle waited two weeks before using the stools to make sure that the paint had time to harden and could resist friction.


With this new colour and a new choice of fabric, Isabelle has given new life to her kitchen island chairs.
For a few dollars, here are three magnificent very comfortable kitchen stools for this new island.

Photo de Diane Lavoie une enthousiaste de Colorantic

Diane Lavoie

Diane Lavoie is a great Colorantic paint enthusiast. At first a faithful consumer of our chalk paint from wire to brush, we started collaborating with her. Very talented, with a completely natural sense of style and her projects are always sumptuous! Diane is very creative and she understands how to get a lot with little. His blog posts are always interesting. Here is a selection of articles written by Diane Lavoie. - Recycle a window using Colorantic paint - Transforming old cabinets Diane Lavoie is particularly active in giving you advice in the French-speaking Facebook group '' TRUCS/Déco en tout genre ''. She shows you her latest projects, new products, her inspirations of the moment, her interventions are always relevant! Diane does not only like decorating and painting. She is a woman of heart who loves to celebrate her family, her husband but also her faithful feline friend Cinnamon, who loves to embellish the decorations too. Word from Diana; Our dream is to restore an old house. We acquired a house built in 1906 and in 1992 this adventure began. I like the decor and I like the originality. Seven years ago I discovered a passion for the upgrading of furniture and various recovered objects. Now that the house has been completely restored, I have great pleasure in personalizing it exclusively and at a low price.


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