A few coats of spray paint would have been quick and easy, but I love the look of a farmhouse style kitchen so with that in mind, I set about to transform my Bekvam stool.
After scrubbing down the stool with soapy water and letting it dry, I used a damp sponge to apply a coat of white acrylic paint.
Once the white paint was dry, I used FolkArt Antiquing Medium in Apple Butter Brown and lightly coated the top and bottom step surfaces as well as the edges of each of the legs. After applying, I wiped each area down with a paper towel.
I created a freezer paper stencil by hand drawing a French style numbers. Once taped on the stencil, I painted using black chalkboard paint. There is no tricky reasoning behind that, it was just the only black paint I had on hand.
Once the numbers dried I realized there were some paint leakage spots where the stencil was a bit loose, I used a razor blade to scrape around the edges of each painted number and symbol. It gives it much more of a weathered look around the numbers which fits right into my plan (mwahahaha).
Two more coats of antiquing medium on the steps and a coat of Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer in Matte and I was thrilled with the outcome. I should have done this a long time ago. I think the photo bombing teddy approves as well. Oh, the adventures this guy has!