Mixing concrete and making something special brings me so much joy! These stained concrete stools are inexpensive, take a few hours over two days to make, and look great in the backyard.
If you see this DIY project in your near future, here are my tips to make these beauties.
- Quikrete Countertop Mix
- 5-Gallon Buckets (3)
- Drill with Mixing Paddle
- 2 Chemical-Resistant Gloves
- Rubber Mallet
- Safety Glasses
- Small Masonry Trowel
- 60- or 80-Grit Sandpaper
- Utility Knife with Sharp Blade
- Tape Measure
- Painter’s Tape
- Wooden Dowels (5/16 Inch)
- Drill Bit — (5/16 Inch or 3/8 Inch)
- Stain or Paint
Note: Wear pants, a long-sleeve shirt, safety glasses and gloves while working with concrete mix.
1. Measure Quik-Tubes
Quik-Tube Building Forms are the real MVPs of this project. In the old days (I’m told), you had to build wood forms for concrete column projects like fence posts and footings.
Thankfully, those days are gone! Now, we can just purchase these single-use, ridged-fiber forms from