Friday, April 1, 2011

A Wild Thing Step Stool

Maurice Sendak has brought many delightful hours of entertainment to my little ones with his colorful story books like "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In The Night Kitchen".  The books are enjoyed by both boys and toys alike.

"Where the Wild Things Are" holds a special place in my heart because it has been a favorite among all three Sun Kissed Boys.  When I came across Max (King of all Things Wild) on this adorable tote at Target, I knew I'd find something to do with it.

In came this sad little stool that has taken many forms within the last year.  I have never happy with the outcome.

I sanded the stool some and I thought the image in the middle would be easily sand away.  It wasn't.  Goo Gone helped but could not take it off all the way.

After several times of spraying, scraping, and sanding, I gave up and decided that I would be real careful to paste over what was left of the previous image.  It wasn't smooth so if you're a perfectionist this will probably bother you.  I'm ok with it.

Cut your piece to the size of your liking.

I've come to terms that decoupage is not my thing.  My little helper and I used Mod Podge to glue it down but we did not do a decoupaging technique.

I added some fun words with an appliance touch-up paint pen.

Finished it off with Rust-Oleum clear matte spray. 

Step into the Wild!

Target also has several cute little items with "Where the Wild Things Are" theme in their dollar section.  I think they'd be perfect for a kids' birthday party goody bag.

I might go back and get a different tote with an image of one of the Wild Things to paste on the side of the stool.  I'll let you know if I do.

I did this project with one certain Wild Thing in mind.

But another little Wild Thing had some ideas as to this little stools' uses.

Happy weekend, everyone!

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Anonymous said...

Very cute! You come up with the most "out of the box" ideas! All three of my boys have enjoyed, "Where the Wild Things Are"! Great book! Your stool turned out great! Cute little man, too :)
Have a super weekend!

signed...bkm said...

I have not been here in awhile...I am just amazed at what a great mom you are...the record you keep will be a treasure chest for these boys ....blessings...bkm

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That was such a fun book to read. Your little stool came out so cute. Just perfect for your very own "wild thing". He seems to like it!

Joslinda said...

I haven't picked up the movie yet, or the books for that matter. I am going to make it a point to do just that tomorrow. The stool is awesome, and your sun kissed boy is loving every moment of it. Enjoy your weekend.

Tara said...

This idea is so great! My boys also enjoy this book and loved the movie. For months now I have been considering a mural of Max and Carl for their bedroom wall but I think this little project would save my husband's sanity and meet my need to imply the book into their room.

COTTAG3 said...

Love those books and the stool turned out great!

Cathy said...

Oh my god, your boys are so funny, love the pics!

Cassie Bustamante said...

that is so fun! we love the wild things in this house, too! what a great repurpose!

Renegades said...

Super cute!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Adorable...both the bench and your little "WILD THING"...he's such a cutie!

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

too cute!

michelle said...

What a great idea, that turned out so adorable! I love those books but sadly, my little wild one never got into them. :(
Your sun kissed boys are absolutely adorable!! Love your photos my friend!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

That is DARLING! I love it. A perfect customization.

Jodi said...

This stool is incredible!!! What a fabulous job!!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That's really cute, Yanet! And it makes a nice non slip surface, too. You're so smart!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wildly adorable! And your photos are just amazing! Your posts always look like magazine ads. LOVE. :)


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yanet, that is the cutest thing and he is a doll!

Bambi Pro said...

So cute! Love it

Teachinfourth said...

Very creative! And I absolutely love that top photo...what a wonderful book.

Holly said...

Now that is just awesome!