Hey everyone its Ashley again! Melanie and I have been having fun crafting and enjoying our summer…. Can anyone say pool play dates?! I hope you are enjoying your summer as well! I wanted to share a little DIY project making a step stool from Ikea a little fun & fancy. Let’s get started!
- Bekvam Step Stool from Ikea
- paint of your choosing
- sandpaper (a fine grit)
- Mod Podge in Matte
- –foam brush
- fabric of your choosing
Step 1: I wanted to distress my stool so I painted it with one coat of white chalk paint that was leftover from another project. Once the first coat was dry I painted it with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Provence was the color. This paint was also leftover from a dresser redo I had done for my daughter’s room. Since my initial plan was for the stool to be used in her bathroom I wanted both pieces to have a similar look.
Step 2: Once the paint was completely dry I sanded the stool to look distressed/used. I used an orbital sander with 220 grit paper but you can also use any fine grit sandpaper and do it by hand.
Step 3: Wipe down the stool after sanding
Step 4: Measure out or make a paper template for the fabric that you want to cover the stool in. Measure and cut the fabric. I went into Melanie’s studio and raided some of her fabric, best friends are good for sharing in projects.
Step 5: Coat the surface you want to cover with fabric in a thin coat of Mod Podge. Place the fabric on top. Next smooth out all the bubbles. Once the fabric is placed where you want it apply a coat of Mod Podge over the top of the fabric.
Step 6: Let dry completely.
Step 7: Use this fun stool to add character to any room.
I hope you enjoy this project! Initially, I was going to use this stool in my daughter’s bathroom but it also might be a fun addition to my kitchen to encourage a little helper to take part in meal preparation. We shall see where it finds a home.
What do you think? Leave me a comment with any summer DIY’s you have been doing! I’d love to hear what you are up to!
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