DIY Gold Dipped Stool

DIY Gold Dipped StoolMy gold obsession expands in my office with this DIY white and gold stool project I recently completed. This stool was a light birch wood color for many years. It has been a handy stool, table, stepping stool and hoarder of random things piled on top during its life at my home.  I wanted to give my multi-purpose stool a facelift with a nice paint job. As the ideas started rolling, the one that stuck in my head the most was GOLD being on this stool somewhere.  I gathered my supplies and went to work. It was as easy as one, two, three.

Sorry for the lack of how-to pictures, I did not get any photos before or during the process. I did find a Google image of what the stool originally looked like, it is at the bottom of the post.

Later, I might also add some design to the top of the seat, but for now I am loving this little number as a new-ish addition to my office. Are you a fan of all things gold? I love turning pre-owned things into NEW again things!

DIY Gold Dipped Stool

DIY Gold Dipped Stool


Supplies Needed:

  • Hand sander (or sand paper if you do not have a hand sander)
  • Stool (mine was $20 at Target a few years ago, try IKEA’S cute option here)
  • White spray paint (prime + paint is best option)
  • Matte Gold or Gold Metallic spray paint (depends on what you are wanting)
  • Ruler
  • Blue painters tape

DIY Gold Dipped Stool



  1. Make sure to wipe down your stool of any resadue that may be on your stool.
  2. Sand your stool. Do not over sand as you will start chipping away the wood. Sand just enough to remove any varnish or finishes that were applied to the stool. Make sure to wipe down your stool after sanding to clear of any loose dust, you want a clean surface to paint.
  3.  Next, take your Primer + Paint spray paint in white and coat the entire stool. Be sure to use a well ventilated room or go outside to use the spray paint. You may need a few coats to get an even white finish over the entire stool. Wait for this to dry before moving to step 4.
  4. Once the stool is completely dry, use your ruler and blue painters tape to measure the area you would like to be gold. From the bottom of the leg I measured 4 1/2 inches and taped up the leg going towards the seat. You want to protect the white area that is majority of the way up the legs.
  5. Once you have taped off the upper portion of your stool legs, spray the bottom leg area with your gold spray paint.
  6. Enjoy your Gold Dipped Stool!
    DIY Gold Dipped Stool

DIY Gold Dipped Stool

*Photo courtesy of Google images


Easy as pie! I just might add more DIY gold dipped pieces around my office and house.  When I have the chance to be creative in any shape or form I am all for it. What are some of your recent DIY projects?

Happy Halloween,


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