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Floral Painted Step Stool

Vintage Effect Wash™

Floral Painted Step Stool
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Floral Painted Step Stool

designed by Mandy Gumbs

Step up bedroom or bath décor with a stool decorated with DecoArt Vintage Effect Wash™.

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Vintage Effect Wash™

  • Blue (DCW13)
  • Hunter Green (DCW11)
  • White (DCW02)

Other supplies

  • paper towels (optional)
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • 2" angled brush
  • wooden step stool (unfinished)


  1. Apply White to the step stool. (If you want a washed look, you can use a paper towel to wipe off excess paint. This will show the grain in the wood for a more weathered look.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. To apply the stripes, use the 1/2" flat brush and Blue: Beginning on the side leg, apply the first stripe at the top. (Each stripe will be about 1/2" wide.) Continue the stripes on the lower front and second leg. (Don't forget to continue the stripes on the inside of the legs.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. To create the flowers on the top, apply Blue and Hunter Green.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Wipe off excess paint with a paper towel. Outline with a fine brush. Highlight with White. Add petals with Hunter Green, wiping back excess paint.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Apply a thin coat of White and wipe off to create stripes.
    Step 4 Example