January 17, 2011

Preppy Baby Step Stool

I have to admit, this project came about for selfish reasons. Baby C is only 7 months old, so he really doesn't need a step stool in his room just yet. But me on the other hand, I'm only 5 feet tall and I could use some help...especially when I'm trying to gently lower a sleeping baby into his crib! ;) Any short moms know what I'm talking about!?

I started with this plain, white step stool from Target:



And I bought some coordinating scrapbooking paper at Michael's...


I printed out the letter C, to use as a stencil for the top of the stool. I cut out the C & then traced it onto the green striped paper...



Then, I traced the sides of the step stool on the back of the argyle paper...



Finally, I used the Paper Modge Podge to finish it all up (Sorry, my hands were too sticky to take pics of this step!).

VOILA!







12 comments:

Green Door Girl said...

CUTE!!! I love it - I might need to do the same thing with my target stools that my girls have managed to color on! I am saving this link! Found you through Market yourself...

Brooke Douglass said...

This is very cute!!!! I have a girlie stool that I did up too. I love these kind of projects! I am a follower now and hope you follow me too!!! Brooke
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Katie said...

So cute! I've been trying to motivate myself to make a stool for my son, whose name also starts with C, and I've found it! Target just got added to my list of errands to run :-) Following now!

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Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

How sweet! I'm sure your son will get lots of use out of it(and you too ;0) )

Mary said...

This is an awesome post, I would really love it if you linked this up to Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage as well! Have a nice Week! Mary :O)

Allison said...

F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!!! And love the new name jpg at the end of the post. Good job lady!

Amanda said...

This is lovely, I really could have done with one of these last year when trying to get my twins to settle!

Jade Cahoon said...

Love, love, love! I'm book marking this post for my next craft day! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

Breanne & Shannon said...

This is great!!! very original :)

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Great job! I could use this stool for myself!

Tasha said...

I LOVE this!! I can not wait to do some! Great idea! Thank you so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday at Dot Dot Dot! Made my day!
I'll be featuring this sometime this weekend, my interent hasn't really been working so hopefully I can get on long enough to make a post!!
Thanks!
Tasha

Claire said...

Adorable-Isn't it amazing what some scrapbook paper can do! Found you on a bloghop and I'm your newest follower! Come over to visit sometime! Claire