Build: kids step stool
Build your own step stool using plans from Ana White's book The Handbuilt Home or similar plans here.
A fast build using scrap wood, painted soft pink and personalized on the top step:
The edges are distressed and smooth and the cutout detail on the sides gives just a bit of vintage charm:
This stool is very similar to the Pottery Barn Kids step stool except mine cost almost nothing to make!
Here's how to make the step stool:
1. Use the step stool plans from Ana's book The Handbuilt Home on page 92 or similar plans here and build the stool.
I used pocket holes throughout:
I even attached the steps from the underside with pocketholes:
2. Paint two coats Behr watermelon pink (1 part) + 2 parts white.
Print out name to fit step then trace letters with ballpoint pen to create slight indent:
3. Paint on and inside indent with white enamel.
Seal stool two coats clear satin poly:
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