Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ikea Stool Makeover

I've been working on a little project recently. We have an Ikea step stool that is a fine stool, just kinda blah in appearance. After doing my little Mod Podge experiment on the magazine holders here, I decided that I should take on a bigger project.



Here's a picture of the stool in it's original state. It's actually from the Ikea website as I forgot to take a picture of my own stool which was much, much dirtier.


I took apart the stool and spray painted it a chocolate brown. After reassembling it, I used some scrapbook paper and "mod podged" it to the painted steps. When it was all dry, I sprayed it with a couple of coats of clearcoat to make it really easy to wipe down if it gets dirty.


Super easy and definitely much easier on the eyes.


Hmmmm....what to do next?


5 comments:

Andy said...

Nice. Should submit this to http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/

Bernard said...

Love it!
Don't know how you find the time. Aahh, the things I would tackle if I had more. Can't wait to have you guys back - "Sorry hon, gotta go over to Carla/Ben's - Carla and I are making apple scented - papermache/teak wood trays." :) (Anca)

Carla Gale said...

Anca, you kill me. So funny...of course it was even funnier when I thought Bernie had written it.

Sarah said...

that is so cute, Carla! I need to have you in NYC to help me with my apartment...

Alexandria said...

I love this!