Lucky has a step stool next to her bed that she uses to get in and out of her new big girl bed. The step stool looked like this:
Here is what I found to be true: There are not many orange spray paint options. I went with Rustoleum's Real Orange. (I've recently found out (from a blogger named Mandi) that Krylon offers colors that are only available regionally, but can be ordered at Sherwin Williams stores locally. I like the tangerine color from this post by Mandi at Vintage Revivals.)
Here is what I ended up with after 2 coats of orange spray paint:
I'm sorry if I just damaged your eyeballs. It was bad. Orange to the Extreme. Construction Worker Orange = Huge Failure.
Boo to orange spray paints that don't come in practical orange colors. What to do? Spray over it in brown was one option. I thought about it for a few minutes and remembered my glaze from this post, so here is what I used:
Here is a 'during' photo:
Here is a close-up:
Here it is after a layer of polyacrylic was added to protect the glaze:
(Note the still white step stool interior. It's only noticeable with flash from the camera, so I'm not too worried about it. I may add a little brown glaze to tone down the brightness of it next time I get the glaze out.)
I didn't love it at first, but it's growing on me. It's better in person than the pictures show, but you have to trust me on that:). I love that you can see the brush strokes...it almost looks like wood grain. And I got to use my glaze for the first time, and it was really pretty easy. I didn't do much wiping, just lots of brushing which meant that my dry time was long. But I was patient, and now we have a loverly, aged looking step stool that blends in with the overall feel of the room. I like to think that I turned
lemons oranges into lemonade OJ!