Having had SUCH a busy June, we’ve been taking things pretty easy around here so far through July. Instead of DIY projects, we’ve been enjoying the warm weather with some super fun trips to the beach and of course eating every single meal we can in our lovely new outdoor space! There’s just something about Summer … it always seems to be the busiest time of the year and that sunshine gives me more energy than ever, yet I can always find a few moments to just slow down and enjoy the beauty of it all knowing it’ll be gone much too soon!
That being said, I couldn’t help but tackle a small project that’s been on my to-do list for a while … these IKEA step stools were just begging to be put to work!
You may remember our being stuck with a flat tire on our road trip last month and the silver lining IKEA trip that made it all okay. That glorious trip to IKEA gave me the chance to finally pick up a couple of IKEA step stools that have been on my wish list FOREVER! Our not so little guy has recently been asserting his independence by pushing a dining chair all around my house to reach whatever it is he needs. Instead of watching him struggle to climb onto something he probably shouldn’t be learning to climb on, I figured it was time he get his own step stool. At least this way he can wash his hands in the sink without completely soaking one of our dining chairs. And, if I’m being honest here, it likely won’t be all for Carson, or even mostly for Carson – it’s quite likely that his 4′ 11 3/4″ Mommy will be putting it to good use as well (where do you think he learned to climb on the dining chairs?).
So, at our seemingly only break in our busy weekend – NAPTIME – Brady got these babies built up for me lickity split!
And I got to work staining.
Then priming and painting.
And here’s the transformation:
I chose to play it pretty safe with the first stool – since it will live in our kitchen, I thought I would match the colours to our Paint Dipped DIY Side Tables in the living room. Unsure of where I will put the second one to work in our home, I decided to simply stain it all over with some Minwax Special Walnut stain, with the intention to add a bit of colour and personality down the road.
Have you been using your Summer to tackle all sorts of projects around your house, or are you slowing things down and soaking in every minute of it?
Wishing you all a very lovely Wednesday!
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