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The ombre painting style has two colors meeting with a blended area between them. This can be used for a nice effect on a tall stool to play a little with color and make the tool look like it takes up less space than it really does.

Getting this look is pretty easy to do and mainly requires just a little bit of care in blending.
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Step 1: What you need

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The supplies here are:
 - two cans of spray paint. Here I'm using Krylon Dual Ivory and Hunter Green
 - painter's tape
 - tarp
 - sandpaper (not used here, but normally needed)

Step 2: Get a stool and mask it off

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This stool is from IKEA and it's the Bosse bar stool. Since it's new the only prep it needed was a quick cleaning with a damp sponge. If you have an older stool you would want to sand it down a bit before painting.

Step 3: Apply white paint

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Start by applying 3-4 light coats of the white paint. You'll want to cover just a little beyond where you intend the colors to merge. Be sure to allow at least 5 minutes between coats to avoid drips.

Step 4: Start with green

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Now, with the can pointing slightly down, apply 3 light coats of the green paint to the chair. Pointing down will help to make sure that you get a fairly clean line between colors. As clean as you can get with a can, that is.

Step 5: Blend in green

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Now that we're getting into the blending area you need to be a little more careful. Use quick applications of the spray paint to get the fade. Always, always push down on the nozzle while you're pointing off to the side, then move across the leg. Stop when you're no longer on the leg. 

When doing this, I'm keeping the can about 8 inches away and the can itself is vertical. If you're feeling nervous about this, grab a cardboard box and practice with that for a minute. You'll soon get a good feel for it.
gosphero2 years ago
Love it! I'll have to go with white and blue though.... #Sphero's favorite colors!
Swwwwwwwwwwweet! :0) Looks very cool!