INSIDE: Easy DIY makeover kids step stool with paint. DIY kids step stool makeover with paint and stencil.
Oh, the days of stepping over the kiddie stool at the sink in order to wash your hands. Part of the bargain of having pint-sized roommates, I suppose.
So what do you do when the kids outgrow the cars and trucks design on their little step stool but they still need it to brush their teeth? Well, you give it a thrifty makeover!
Give the kids a few hardcover books to stand on (start with your husband’s old business books that are dust collectors) and take the kiddie step stool into the great outdoors to begin a mod transformation.
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DIY Polka Dot Kids Step Stool Makeover with Paint
The power of a few strokes of a paint brush to totally change a piece of furniture…even a simple kid step stool.
– Kid step stool (okay, this was an obvious one)
– Sand paper in 80 grit
– Primer (I like this brand)
– Semi- or High-gloss interior paints
– Angled paint brush (I find angled brushes easiest to work with)
– Small detail paint brush
– Round item in various sizes to trace
– Clear water-based polyurethane
how to redo a kids step stool with paint
Rough up those cars and trucks with some sand paper so that the primer will adhere. Follow that with a couple coats of primer.
I gave the primed kid step stool a few coats of cream-colored semi-gloss interior paint. Let it hang out in the sun to dry while you ponder your next makeover move.
diy kids step stool makeover with paint and stencil
Polka dots are sorta my go-to… they make for an easy design. I gathered three different sizes of round items to use as templates and traced them onto the stool.
What’s a polka dot design without some baby dots? Use the end of a paint brush dipped in paint to make perfectly formed small dots.
Once fully dry, give it a really good coat of clear, water-based polyurethane.
Gone are the trucks and transportation and in with a fresh mod look, even my design-conscious 8 year old would approve of.
Mom, however, will enjoy these kid step stool days as long as they last!
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