Easy DIY footstool update with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®

Today I’m stepping it up for our monthly themed furniture tour with a few of my favorite DIYers! I like a good challenge and this month it’s numbers. hmm? But how exactly does one incorporate numbers on furniture? Let’s not over think it…here’s my easy DIY footstool update with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® on leather. {pleather is more like it}

Easy DIY Update with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Easy DIY footstool update with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® by Fresh Idea StudioYou may remember (or not) that I painted an upholstered chair with a lovely shade of blue by Annie Sloan earlier this year. Since then I’ve been obsessed with painting wooden furniture with it but I was curious  to see how the Chalk Paint® would do on other something other than wood…hence the faux-leather footstool redo I have for you today.

Easy DIY Update BEFORE Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Easy DIY footstool update with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® l Fresh Idea Studio

That’s the before; not in terrible shape but dark and boring nonetheless.

So last weekend cleaned her and slapped on 2 coats of Antibes Green.  Tried a bit of free hand numbering (the jury is still out on how well that went ha! But overall it for a fun and easy way to give a ho-hum footstool a dash of panache.

Easy DIY Update AFTER Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Easy DIY footstool update with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® l Fresh Idea Studio

Oh and after I let the paint dry a couple of hours, I put two thin coats of Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish so it would be good and protected.

Easy DIY footstool update {number themed furniture} l Fresh idea Studio

I’m happy to say the paint with on like butter over the pleather and it’s holding up like a charm, so far.

Easy DIY Update How to Paint Leather with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ® Before & After l Fresh Idea Studio

And for more nice Numbered Furniture Projects be sure to check out my friends DIYs!

So do you have any furniture makeovers in your future? I’d love to hear.

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  1. Therese, wow! I love how your numbers turned out. I would have thought you used a stencil. Fun, funky and fresh. Loving this tour! ~Jeanette
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    • So happy you liked it Jeanette! Stencils are for sissies! just kidding I’m just too lazy to use one. Little secret: I think it turned out ok because of the foam brush I used.

  2. This is such a cute update for your footstool! I love the colors that you chose and the numbers on the sides. So cute!
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted…Chair Makeover 3.14 {Themed Furniture Makeover Day}My Profile

  3. Chalk paint is amazing…one more surface it works on! This turned out really cute…a fun and fresh update! XO

  4. I love how you can use chalk paint on anything! This is so cute! I can’t believe you did that free hand!
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  5. Such a fun update! I love that green! And it looks perfect with your fabrics.
    Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge recently posted…How to easily paint numbers or letters on furnitureMy Profile

  6. I love the color combination Therese! You inspire me. I need to paint some leather or fabric!
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  7. So cute Therese!!! And Antibes!!! Such a great color….Love it!! :)
    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted…OBX Latitude and Longitude Table Makeover {numbers themed tour}My Profile

  8. So bright and fun- just like all your makeovers! :) I love your design- totally unique and a conversation starter!
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  9. Therese this came out awesome! I love the new look and colors you used! Beautifully done :)
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  10. You’ve got some awesome freehand skills! This stool is so fun and looks fabulous with that wicker chair! I have so got to try my hand at painting leather!!! ~Christy
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  11. What a great idea! Such a cool update!

  12. Only you would find a way to make a pleather square look good! Great colors and love the originality! It looks great with your chair :)
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  13. Super cute!!! Love it!! Pinned :)

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