Friday, June 29, 2012

"S" is for Stool #3

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:

I'm linking up to:

Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello
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
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper

1 comment:

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

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