DIY, home

Step it up.

September 24, 2013

While you read this, I’m in Paris. Sitting on a bed in a rented apartment. The Paris in France, yes and yes, really and no, not for fun. I’m working here but I don’t want you to miss me too much so I created an easy and fast DIY project for you. My new side table/chair/stepping stool. At the moment I carry it from one room to another and it’s just so useful in any of these that I can’t decide where it will end up.

Bekväm_stool_side_table

When I bought this stool I was actually quite happy with the price/quality of it. I pictured myself stepping on this stool 80 years old and reaching for the cookies that are very high on that shelf that I got just to tiny for. This picture in mind just made me so happy that I didn’t mind carrying the heavy pieces home from ikea. Isn’t it great when you buy something that will last and make you happy?!

Bekväm_stepping_stool_supplies

All you need is:
– Bekväm stool
– painter’s tape
– white wood paint
– Washi tape

Circle the legs with the painter’s tape. Paint the legs with the paint (I did that twice to create a nice strong layer).

Bekväm_stepping_stool_legs.jpg

Wait until it’s dry and take of the painter’s tape. Add the Washi tape (I sticked it over the white layer because it’s a little see through).

Bekväm_stool_done

This is me trying out how far I can reach. Pretty high up now. But once I’m all old and shrunken I might need it even more. This is going to be great!

Bekväm_DIY_stool_ladder

 

Now. Carry on!

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3 Comments

  • Reply grtescp September 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Love those happy polka dots! I just painted my Bekvam sunshine yellow – I couldn’t live without it, but after about 10 years of constant use the wood had gotten pretty dirty, now it looks brand new again 🙂

    • Reply Sarah September 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

      I hope my Bekväm never gets dirty! If it does I have a new reason to paint it. Yellow looks probably really good!

  • Reply Maak van een Ikea krukje een musthave | Wendy February 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    […] Simpel idee met snel effect: alleen het onderste gedeelte van de pootjes verven. Zo lijkt het alsof het krukje witte sokken draagt. Met een stukje tape vallen de ‘sokjes’ extra op. Bekijk het idee op look-what-i-made.com. […]

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