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!!!!!!!!

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