Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New & Improved Stool

I was reading a blog (go figure) a week or so ago and this caught my eye. I knew right then and there that I had to make one too. I remembered that we had a wooden stool that Rondell bought when Jamison was first born, but we never did anything with it. See:

So, I cleaned it off, sanded it down, and painted it black:

And then I painted the bottom of the kids' feet and "stamped" them onto the stool. See:

I ended up having to do Caleb's foot twice because the paint I initially used was a transparent paint (I should really read the label next time).

So, there you have it...my "new" step stool. I haven't decided if I'm going to put anything else on it (like in the inspired stool)...I might just enjoy its simplicity.

I'm participating it DIY Day...here.

and here.

20 comments:

Lyndsey said...

I love it!!! It looks great, nice job.

Kelli said...

How cute! :) Love that idea.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

So cute! I think it would look great with the date on it! That way you will always remember how old they were when you made it!

Shawn said...

So cute. I miss my kiddos tiny feet, my oldest is using hers on the gas pedal of a car now! Time...where did you go?

He & Me + 3 said...

That turned out super cute. I love it. You should definitely put the date on it somewhere so you know when their feet looked like that.

Carrie said...

oh its super cute!!!

carrie

Stacey said...

That is the cutest thing Keli, what a great idea! Absolutely adorable!

Joanna said...

That is really cute! What a great idea.

Heather said...

Really cute, I have a footprint idea over at my blog too. Check it out!

DREW'S MOM said...

That is adorable! Thanks for the tips.

Amy said...

awesome idea!! Loved the feet!

Very creative!!

Vivienne said...

adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Georgia said...

That stool is too cute! What a clever idea to have your babies' ooties (I call little feet ooties... I know I'm weird LOL) stamped on it. Oh, I know you'll treasure that forever!

Love you, Kelli, and God bless!

Angie S said...

I think that is such a cute stool! GREAT IDEA!!!

jennykate77 said...

Cute! I love it! It might be cute to put their names on it, but I like the simplicity too. :)

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

adorable! such a great idea!!! you rock!

Mike and Katie said...

that's a great idea!

brown paper packages said...

It turned out so cute! I love the round stool.

You could put their names right underneath, along with their age or date...

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

the stool turned out great! also if you are still looking for ways to organize papers (as I saw in one of your posts) you can go to this post of mine for a tip: http://cathymarquardt.blogspot.com/2010/02/just-quick-post-today-as-it-is-snow-day.html

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

Adorable! Love that!