We acquired the cast iron base of a piano stool from a local man who had started to refinish the metal. He had removed some of the old paint but then left it in storage with the refinishing incomplete. When we got it there was white paint remnants in the crevices of the metal and the wooden seat was missing.
To complete the project, we applied paint remover to remove the last of the remaining old white paint, polished the metal with a steel wire brush, and sealed it with a clear satin spray. We replaced the wooden circular disk that supported the old seat and topped it with a new blue-sapphire granite top to repurpose the stool into an accent table. Since piano stools swivel, we are able to adjust the height.
We love the shape and curves of the base and the weight of the cast iron. It’s always satisfying when a finished project looks as good as hoped and adds a pleasant interest to the home decor.