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Textured Wooden Stool with Diamond Pattern

DecoArt® Suede™

Textured Wooden Stool with Diamond Pattern
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Textured Wooden Stool with Diamond Pattern

designed by Donna Bush

Step up a plain wooden stool with pattern and DecoArt® Suede™ paint.

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Learn more about DecoArt® Suede™.


Americana® Acrylics

  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)

DecoArt® Suede

  • Midnight Blue (DSU09)
  • Suede Varnish (DSU15)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • ruler
  • wooden stool (Michaels)
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • X-Acto® knife
  • 1/4" masking or quilter's tape
  • fan brush
  • graphite pencil
  • soft white eraser
  • diamond template (of cardboard: optional)


NOTE: Sand any rough edges of the stool and remove dust before painting.

  1. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Snow White to paint the stool.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a ruler and pencil to measure the stool top, dividing and marking off three sections. Measure and mark off two rows of diamond shapes. Optional: make a template from cardboard and trace the shapes.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Position and adhere tape on the diamond shape edges. Erase any pencil excess lines with a clean eraser.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a fan brush to apply Midnight Blue on the stool top. Let dry and apply a second coat, if needed.
    Step 3 Example
  5. To achieve clean lines, run an X-Acto knife down the tape edges. Remove the tape.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Seal with Suede Varnish, if desired.
    Step 5 Example


You can make inexpensive templates from cardboard items like cereal boxes. If you have a particular shape that will be repeated, it is easier to position and trace around a template than to measure each time.