Sunday, April 1, 2012

Memory Lane - Kid Step Stool

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Another day another trip down memory lane. I keep seeing this stool when I dare to enter my kids downstairs bathroom and I just fall in love with it every time I see it!

FOOTPRINT STEP STOOL

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.


It's working out pretty nice in our downstairs bathroom and the feet have totally grown on me.

8 comments:

  1. This is fab I love it,would love you to stop by and add it to my Creative Monday blog hop? :)

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  2. Oh this is just precious! Love this. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. This looks great! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  4. This is fabulous!! I would love for you to add this to our Shine on Friday party going on now:
    http://www.happygoluckyblog.com/2012/04/shine-on-friday.html#more

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  5. Thank you for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

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  6. What a great idea and the stool is super cute. This is such a wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  7. Hey! Just a note to let you know that I featured you today on Jillify It!! Love the little step stool!

    Congrats!
    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  8. I LOVE it!! And I think your painting is just Fab! xx

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