Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vamping Up (Initial Step Stool)

I am a sucker for step stools so it was obvious to me what to do with a scrap piece of wood leftover after a remodeling project. Make a step stool!

I am terrible at remembering to take "Before" pictures and this time was no exception. This is a picture that my middle son took while I was painting the "S".

I was going to do a list of materials for a tutorial but I realized I don't know the names of my materials. I call things "thingies" or "the thing that holds the thing". So I posted pictures instead. I promise I'll get better at either learning what things are called or at least take pictures of the packages that the "thingies" come in to post.

I love the distressed look, especially having little kids around. I feel like the furniture can take a beating from my little ones and that just adds character to my pieces.

I'm a little on the impatient side and I couldn't wait until this stool was finished so I didn't do anything to the bottom side. That's leftover paint from when I first made the stool.

Here it is in it's current place! What do ya think??!!

Here are some pictures of my other step stools around the house.

And on a different note, here's a pic my middle son took of himself while he patiently waited. :)

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the variety of stools. At 5 feet three I need to use them.

Christy said...

oh, I love your stools!! You have made them so fun! And your photographer - what a cutie!

Viki said...

I love all the stools. Cute picture of the boy LOL.

Pondside said...

Being vertically challenged, I too have a thing for step stools. Yours are sweet.

Jenny said...

Oh, that alphabet stool is adorable. Such a clever, clever idea. I am going to try and interpret that into a project I'm working on!

Thanks for sharing another lovely link and an adorable picture of your son!


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

All are super step stools :o) They are always handy to have around...especially helpful for your little guys :o)

What a great job your son did with his photography :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
I'm finally have some free time and able to read more S posts :o) I'd love for you to stop over :o)

Karie said...

Love your stool. . ! I also love stools. Thi9 is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Krissy said...

Love this!! Soooo much better than the plastic stools I have around here. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!