I’m going to let you in on a stool pimping secret! Read on to find out how I turned a boring seat into a gold sheepskin stool. And it’s for the DIY novices, so don’t worry if up cycling makes you want to run for the hills, this literally took me 30 minutes minimum. Any longer and I’d be running in that direction too, believe me!
Having a dressing table is grown up goals, don’t you think? The thought of having my own space to sit down whilst doing my make up is so much more appealing than hovering over a dimly lit small bathroom mirror whilst the bf brushes his teeth. Maybe once the space is finished I’ll actually have to spend more than 3 minutes on my make up, time to get educated!
When I realised our bedroom had the most perfect little space for a dressing room table I got manically pinning my favourite looks. Trouble is, as new homeowners will know, when budgets are tight it’s hard to get everything you want all at once. As the founder of OWT I made it my mission to see if I could do a dressing table look for under £200, of course using some of my brands. Just to be clear the mirror is the bulk of this budget. My gold sheepskin stool hack and table came to a total of £85.
First of all I started with the stool. I did originally want a velvet padded style stool, but I also wanted gold legs. So I opted for a bargain stool – when you’re armed with gold spray anything is possible. At the moment I’m obsessed with trapezoid legs and nelson benches so I found this stool on Ebay that had the leg shape I was after. But if you have one lying around, even better!
Here’s what you need for my luxe gold sheepskin stool hack:
- 1 Stool with sexy legs
- Wood Primer
- Montana Gold Gold Chrome Spray or similar
- Sheepskin Cover from OWT
- Mouth Mask
I’ve laid out the different spray stages just so you can see a sneaky before and after! If your stool is old, sand it slightly first.
I used Montana gold gold chrome spray as it gives a great high shine finish – to look like gold.
First of all you need to prime the wood or metal with a primer base spray. This is just to make sure the gold layer can absorb best. I assembled the stool first as I didn’t want to get hand marks all over the legs. If you’re using an old stool, make sure to sand it down and get it ready to be sprayed. Make sure you do light layers as primer can leave drip marks if you stand too close, or apply it too thickly.
Leave your stool to dry for 20 mins minimum. I hate the drying part and have to distract myself completely or else I’m in an out trying to touch it.
Once your stool is dry, it’s time for the exciting part, the gold layer. Go for gold. The great thing about the Montana spray is it rarely drips so you get a good coverage without any drops. Do a thin first layer, let it dry and then do a second layer.
Once you’re happy with the gold coverage, leave it over night before moving it. Torture I know, but you don’t want finger marks.
Once your golden legs are fully dry, place your fur cover on top and voila, the sexiest gold sheepskin stool you’ve ever seen for £60, and it looks a million dollars.