Saturday, September 3, 2011

"S" is for Step Stool #2

I built a step stool.

Miss Lily is turning one, ready to walk and climb so this will come in handy.

The plans can be found at Ana White's site here.

To see all the other furniture pieces I made for Lily click here.

I added some girlie flowers to pretty it up taking inspiration from these PBKids quilts:

images from Pottery Barn kids

Similar resemblance.

Here's how I made the stool:

1. Using Ana's plans cut your pieces.
(I used all scraps - 3/4" plywood and 1 x 2s.)

2. Construct, fill screw holes with wood putty and sand.

3. Prime.
Two coats Behr watermelon.
Sand to distress.
Paint decorative flowers.

4. Add personalization.
Print name and center on top step.
Trace letters with some pressure using ball point pen, the pen will leave a small indent in the wood.

5. Paint inside the indent.

6. Seal using two coats satin poly.

A useful gift for years to come.

Happy Birthday Lily!

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Build(hers) Club @ Sawdust & Paperscraps


  1. i am always so jealous of your building skills! thanks for stopping by today... i love your work... always! : )

  2. Looks great. I need to make one for my girls. If you get a chance I would love you to link your stool up to More the Merrier Monday. It starts tonight and lasts through Wednesday. See you there.

  3. Super Cute! I bet she just loves using it :) Adorable.

  4. so cute! i love the color! and i am with hilary and wish i could build like you.

  5. So sweet looking! My step-father recently made step-stools for my kiddos. Looks like a fun and functional project!

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

    A Mother Seeking...

    This week, "When Life Hands You Lemons..."

  6. So cute! I love the colors and the flowers! My daughter is 2 and carries a chair around with her all over the house so she can reach anything up on a much fun :) ha! That girl is into EVERYTHING!

  7. You inspired me! Sadly, your link to get the dimensions for the step stool dont work. Can you post them please?