I knew exactly what I wanted for Mother's Day this year when I saw this post. This is the easiest step stool to make and will be cherished forever.
First, I ran over to Michael's and bought an unfinished step stool for $14.99. With my 40% off coupon, the total came to around $10 with tax. They had 4 different styles to choose from, but I thought this would be the most sturdy.
My husband recently remodeled our kid's bathroom and I thought it would be nice to stain the step stool to match the vanity. It took two coats of stain.
Once the stain was dry, I used acrylic paint and painted the bottom of their little feet. I tried to mix the colors to match the dots on the soap dispenser & hand towels. I gently pressed their feet onto the step stool and to my amazement, the prints came out great.
I asked Ethan to write the boy's names in pencil above each foot because I love his handwriting. I then painted over the names in orange. After all the paint was dry, I put on a coat of polyurethane to give it a shiny finish and to protect my new prized possession.
$10...not too shabby! Happy Mother's Day to me!!! :)
Now, for your help.... I think I'd like another step stool for the other sink.
My question to you: Do I use their other foot or their handprint? I'm kinda leaning towards their other foot.
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A Special Note on this Mother's Day...
To my Mom: Thanks for being the most patient, inspiring, intelligent, hardworking, caring, generous mother I could have ever asked for. I am blessed to have you as a Mom
To all the other Mom's reading this: Enjoy this day with your kids. I hope they pamper you and keep you smiling!