Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"S" is for Stool

Paint: personalized kids stool

It comes with a removable seat to reveal the perfect storage spot:

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Painted on lots of bright colored cars:

And painted the name:

To make a special personalized gift for a new baby boy:

And even though he's just a baby this stool should last well into his childhood, here's my 4 year old buddy boy trying it out:

Here's how I painted the stool:

1. Print out name (I used Copse font 150 point).
Line up on one side piece and trace letters with ballpoint pen:

2. Paint on and inside the indent left behind from the pen.
I used DecoPaint pens for this project but you could easily use a small brush with acrylics.

After one coat of paint:

3. Tape off lines to make yellow stripes:

4. Draw basic car shape then place on side and trace with ballpoint pen:

5. Paint cars starting with windows, then body color, wheels and final details:

6. Spray clear gloss acrylic sealer.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework


  1. Cute idea! I'll have to check out that stool next time I'm at Ikea. LOL, I'm already designing a stool in my head and my little guy can't even stand yet!

  2. Oh, that's so lovely! Looks great! Liz

  3. So, so cute! I've got the plain version at my house right now C:

  4. That is SO cute, Jaime! Now I want to do one for a girl~Maybe bumblebees and flowers?