Hayden from Two Paws Farmhouse used eco-friendly, clay-based furniture paint to quickly and easily update a metal stool to match her home decor!

I was out thrifting months ago and found this little red stool for $12! It was bright red and perfect for Christmas decor, but spring and summer, not so much. If you didn’t know, it’s super easy to paint metal, and that’s exactly what I planned to do!

How to Paint a Metal Stool with Furniture Paint - neutral grey shabby chic farmhouse rustic metal stool painted with Country Chic Paint

I cleaned it off really well, then started painting using Country Chic Paint in Lazy Linen. It’s a soft grey white and was perfect for this old metal stool!

How to Paint a Metal Stool with Furniture Paint - neutral grey shabby chic farmhouse rustic metal stool painted with Country Chic Paint

How to Paint a Metal Stool with Furniture Paint - neutral grey shabby chic farmhouse rustic metal stool painted with Country Chic Paint

I gave it two coats of the Lazy Linen color, with a drying time of one hour in between coats. I decided not to seal it as it was mainly for decoration. And I really don’t mind if it naturally wears as we use it and move it around the house.

I styled it in my bedroom, right in front of the laundry room door. It’s the perfect color and can match in any room in my house!

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And I also styled it in front of my bed! It’s so lightweight that it can be moved from room to room and used as a little side table too!

How to Paint a Metal Stool with Furniture Paint - neutral grey shabby chic farmhouse rustic metal stool painted with Country Chic Paint

The paint underneath was chippy and cracked, so as you can imagine, it still has the perfect aged patina, with a fresh color!

How to Paint a Metal Stool with Furniture Paint - neutral grey shabby chic farmhouse rustic metal stool painted with Country Chic Paint

How to Paint a Metal Stool with Furniture Paint - neutral grey shabby chic farmhouse rustic metal stool painted with Country Chic Paint

To see some more examples of Lazy Linen, check out these projects.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this grey painted metal stool!


Hayden {Two Paws Farmhouse}

My name is Hayden. I’m a small town girl nestled in the town of Paw Paw, Michigan. I am married to the love of my life and we are blessed with a baby girl. My husband and I bought our old farmhouse in June of 2015 and slowly but surely have been working on fixing it up and turning it into the home of our dreams. Home design and decor has always been a passion of mine and it is through home decor that I have learned to express myself. It is my hope that we can create a home that we are happy to share with everyone. I love to scour vintage markets, antique storefronts, garage sales, and your local thrift shops for my next great find. I enjoy turning someone trash into a treasure that I can display in my home.

Make sure to follow Hayden on her blog Two Paws Farmhouse, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!


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