Monday, November 28, 2011

DIY step stool

Liam is two and a half and (much to my amazement) potty trained.  Liam is also extremely tall for his age, but not quite tall enough to reach the bathroom sink to wash his hands.  As I was scrolling through on Pinterest, I began pinning ideas for a step stool.  I decided I wanted to find a sturdy wooden one that I could customize for the little guy.  Here's the one I found at a thrift store in Wichita for $2.99.

First thing I did was cover it with 3 coats of KILS water based primer to cover up the red.  Next I put on a coat of Glidden's Marshmallow White paint (left over from painting my kitchen cabinets).

After it was completely dry I found some cute scrapbook paper and modge podged them onto the top of the stool.  Side note:  I made my own modge podge using 1 part Elmer's school glue to 1 part water, much cheaper and works just as well!  Here is what the finished project looks like.  Liam loves it and I love not having to lift him up every time he needs to wash up!  

1 comment:

  1. Adorable! I need to make my own Mod Podge!! (Just pinned it!)