I have been looking for just the right step stool to use in my photography studio. I am constantly needing to shoot straight down onto the project sitting on the big heavy industrial table in my studio and jumping on and off the table as I do is not the best idea. I was delighted when I found this vintage stool with retractable steps at a flea market. It looked exactly like the stool my parents had in their photography studio back in the 1060′s. I knew immediately that I would be painting this stool to give it new life. Though I am a huge Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® advocate, there are a few projects now and again where I reach for a can of spray paint. This is one of them. I purchased one can of Liquitex in this pretty aqua color for this project. I found the perfect match in a polka dot oilcloth that I used to cover the steps and top of the stool. To attach the oilcloth to the metal I used high strength spray adhesive. You can see my step-by-step photos of how I gave this old stool a new look. Cheers! ~ Lia
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