When we bought our house 4 years back, we also inherited a little wooden yellow stool.
Let's face it, when you're short like me, you can use any help you can get! .. So I decided to keep this little eye sore..
I have just gotten around to getting the idea of redoing it so I can just use it as decor as well as a helpful boost to my height.
Here is the before picture::
Here is a 'during' picture::
Here are some pictures of it all complete::
1.) I sanded the top completely and the side.
2.) Lightly sand the underside of the stool and the legs as best I could.
3.) I stained the top and side with MinWax Dark Walnut Stain.
4.) After that dried a bit, I flipped the stool over and gave it 2 coats of ASCP in Old White (I chose to use chalk paint because I didn't have any primer on hand & with chalk paint you do not need to sand or prime or do any kind of prep work... My kinda DIY!)
5.) Poly'd the stain.
6.) Lightly sanded and then used Annie Sloan Clear Wax on the underside and legs.