Friday, June 29, 2012

DIY Kid Size Stool

Build: kids size play stool

I used Ana White's play table stool plans to build this stool for a birthday gift.

This birthday boy's name starts with B, hence the personalization on the stool seat:

The distressed edges are perfect for kids who tend to 'distress' furniture in their own way:

My kids got the first build of this stool in red:

And we put it under the clubhouse fort bed in their room to use as a table:

Here's how I made the stool:

1. Cut wood to size as per Ana's plans here:

2. Assemble stool using Kreg jig:

3. Sand then paint two coats Behr lake blue:

4. Sand to distress:

5. Stain with Minwax Early American:

6. Print out monogram (I used Ariel font 700 point).
Trace letter using ballpoint pen:

7. Paint on and inside the indent left behind by the pen, start with white acrylic:

8. Then paint over the white with Glidden sunbaked orange, two coats:

9. Add decorative dots with white acrylic:
(I used the end of a glue stick.)

10. Seal with clear gloss spray poly:

Ready for little ones to play:

1 comment:

  1. Wow. What a great tutorial! I love your glue stick trick! So smart! Thank you! What a cute bed/fort!!!!!!!!