I have been searching high and low for the best deal on an Asian Garden Stool. My favorites came from Wisteria but retailed for $129. No thank you!
Last week I was at Garden Ridge (I was inspired by Sarah’s recent post and hadn’t been for a while) and found these stools! They aren’t that pretty and I wasn’t sure about the price until I saw the special red sign. “All red-lined items additional 50% off.” Talk to me!
Each stool was only $24.99! Can you believe that?! They had several other colors that weren’t on sale so I hunted on the shelf for two that were red-lined. These were definitely Asian-inspired and not my style but I knew a $3 can of spray paint would help that immediately. I grabbed two as quickly as possible and headed home one very happy girl!
Here they are, after several coats of spray paint! I am in love. Seriously, I think there is no difference between these and the ones sold for much more online. I loved the way they turned out and how easy they were to paint. I loved them so much that I went back and got another one for our bedroom – hah!
I turned the stools upside down to start painting the bottom first and realized using the paint I had on hand was a huge mistake. I had the spray paint sitting around because it wasn’t Rustoleum’s brand. That is the only brand I should ever use! It covers so well and is actually cheaper than other types. After correcting this mistake, each stool only took one coat of primer and one coat of glossy white indoor/outdoor paint.
The painted garden stools are perfect to serve as our ottoman/coffee table outside. The tables that came with the patio set have glass on top and aren’t conducive to the end-of-the-day, put-your-feet-up-and-relax style that I wanted. This is exactly what I wanted and just the right price! Run to Garden Ridge and grab your own stools before they’re gone. This is a steal of a deal!
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