I bought this little step stool at Wal-Mart about 8 years ago. I think they still sell the same one.
It’s been used to reach many things, but my sons probably use it the most to wash their hands in the kitchen. I’d been wanting to do something to make it a little more appealing, but never got around to doing it. Then I saw Andy’s blog header on Poppies at Play and knew what to do. I considered different paint colors, but I kept coming back to black. I love black, but it would also go best in my kitchen.
It felt so good to be able to paint outside today. It got to 54 degrees, but there’s a chance of snow tomorrow. Boo! I’ve been painting in the basement through Winter and sometimes the smell comes upstairs, plus I need to keep the rest of my brain cells. First I sanded it, to rough it up a little and get some of the finish off. Then I wiped it down with a wet cloth to get all the dust off before painting. I know, I need to paint the deck. It’s on my ever growing list.
I used Valspar spray paint and painted the underside first. It dried so quickly. Yay, for painting outside. Then I painted the top and let it dry while I picked the kids up from school and ran a few errands.
I used my Cricut to cut a word and shape out of vinyl. I decided on “explore” for the boys and a dragonfly for Spring. I was going to use a bird, but then I really would have been coping Andy. I’m really loving how it looks now.
Ammon wanted to try it out.
Then Zach had to take it for a test drive.
I still need to put a clear coat on it before I let the boys use it too much. It was so simple but really does look completely different and matches my kitchen so much better now. Ahhhh, black spray paint!
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Trash to Treasure at Reinvented
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Toot Your Horn Tuesday at A Silly Little Sparrow
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie
Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family
Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge
Shop the House at Finesse Your Nest
Creative Cats at Poppies at Play
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
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Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered
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