Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Step Stool for the Kids

So, I was pretty happy with my little "rustic step stool re-do" so I thought I'd try and do another one for the kids bathroom. I'm....ok with the results. I'm not sure if I like it, though....thoughts?

It started out as this...


And after a little sanding and some semi-gloss white spray paint....


I decided to add some more detail to the top. I found some footprints online and traced them onto the stool. I filled them in with some paint I found in the "as-is" bin at Home Depot for $.50! Deal!


Ever try and paint footprints? With all the nice little crevices that come with feet? Yeah, not so easy. I opted for the stencil-look. Hey, I tried! I've said it before...I'm not a painter. Sadly.


Then, I thought I'd use my stencils to outline some fun sayings on the stool. After that was complete, I didn't like all the brush strokes you could see on the words, so I decided to try and sand it down a little. See all that paint that just came right up? What happened?? Ah, well. I covered it all with a nice lacquer to protect it from the little ones feet.


I think it will look pretty nice in our downstairs bathroom.

Have a wonderful day!
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17 comments:

  1. Oh Meg this is so cute!!! I love how it turned out :)

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  2. I think it turned out super cute and the feet are good! You'll get a lot of good use out of that stool.

    Nancy

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  3. I think it turned out darling!
    The feet are too cute!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

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  4. Aw so cute! I need to try this out for my son. Thanks for sharing it!

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  5. I think that is adorable! I love the little feet!

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  6. Oh, I love this sweet little stool, Meg! It's absolutely adorable - love the little footprints -- too cute!

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  7. that little stool is too cute! my little one needs something like this for his bathroom!

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  8. That is adorable! Great job.

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  9. I love the stool, great job.

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  10. ADORABLE!! Your blog is so cute with lots of fun ideas here! ...coming from Sassy Sites. :)

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  11. The stool is too cute! Love the footprints!
    smiles!

    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the stool...so cute.

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  13. SUPER cute! I love the little feet! Darling!

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  14. How cute!! I love the little feet on it, it's truly precious :)

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  15. I think it's so cute!! We appreciate you joining us this week for Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  16. not a painter!? girl, please! that stool is the cutest thing i have ever seen! love love LOVE it!

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  17. I like it~even with the paint that came up! It's very cute!

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