Personalized Vintage Step Stool Tutorial
26 Monday Nov 2012
A dear friend of mine is having a little boy, Luke, this upcoming March and for her birthday this year I made her a little step stool (it was originally intended for her, as she needed one for work) but the more we talked about it, it seemed like a great gift that she could use now and then Luke could as he started growing, so instead of leaving it plain I painted it in colors to match Luke’s future room. I loved the way it turned out and wanted to share a step by step tutorial.
I hope you enjoy!!
Here is what you will need:
- Step Stool (You can get them at Michaels, Hobby Lobby or A.C Moore)
- Three Colors of Paint
- Printed Letter (I used Word to print out my letters)
- Carbon Paper
- Paste Finishing Wax
Step 1: Paint the outside edges and any other places that you want to show through in a dark brown
I applied three coats to make sure it was fully covered
Step 4: Take your finger and scratch off the areas you applied Vaseline (you will know where the places are because the paint will have a crackle in the places you applied Vaseline).
Step 5: I used Word to find a typeface and printed off the letters for my sign. I used England Hand DB in font 270. I then cut around the letters and taped them to the carbon paper. I then positioned the words so they were centered on the step stool and then taped them down.
Step 8: Take a small paint brush and paint inside the letters.
And there you have it, a Vintage Style Personalized Step Stool.