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Paint and Paper Monogram Stool

Turn your kitchen into an artsy escape with a Paint and Paper Monogram Stool. Cool shades of acrylic paint and scrapbook paper combine to create one of the coolest home decor crafts you'll ever find. Painted bar stool ideas can help you turn a plain seat into something really spectacular. Find some stools at a garage sale or thrift store and use a variety of craft materials to make them stand out. Once you make your own stool, you'll never want to buy one ever again. If you're looking to add a hint of color to your decor, you can't go wrong with this paint craft.

Paint and Paper Monogram Stool


  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics DA253 - Pistachio Mint
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics DA267 - Poodleskirt Pink
  • Multi-Purpose Sealer DS17 - Multi-Purpose Sealer
  • 1 in. flat brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • Aleene'ss Quick-Dry Tacky Glue
  • 12" X 12" sheet of thick scrapbook paper (We used Making Memories, item 27181, Brooke Paisley)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hair dryer with low heat setting
  • Letter pattern for monogram (We printed ours off computer at size of 5 1/2" high)
  • Unfinished wood stool by Dixie Seating



  1. Refer to photo for placement and use Pistachio Mint to paint seat and legs of stool; let dry after each coat.
  2. Paint side rungs of stool Poodleskirt Pink, allowing to dry after each coat.
  3. Cut 10" circle from scrapbook paper. (We used dinner plate as template.)
  4. Trace letter onto center of paper. Paint letter Pistachio Mint and use hair dryer on low heat setting to speed drying and avoid wrinkling.
  5. Use even coat of glue to back of paper circle and quickly attach to center of stool seat, gently smoothing out any wrinkles. Use hair dryer on low heat setting, about 6" from stool seat, to speed drying of glue and avoid wrinkling of paper. Let glue dry completely before proceeding.
  6. Apply coat of Multi-Purpose Sealer to top of stool seat; use hair dryer on low heat setting to speed drying and avoid wrinkling of paper. Repeat for second coat of sealer.
  7. Apply Multi-Purpose Sealer to remainder of stool. Let dry.



  1. It may be necessary to lightly sand rough areas of stool before painting for smoother application of paint.
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Lets hit the thrift stores, yard sales or garage sales and find some wooden stools that we can monogram or even put saying on. This is such a real cool idea to add some pop to the stools. This is a very good tutorial to help you get your look. If you want something different then put a picture on it. Paint the color you want the stools or leave plain. Make sure you seal them though. Great idea.


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