DIY Toddler Step Stool

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Now that Addy is three years old, she is starting to say things like “I do it myself!”   It’s not an easy thing to STOP doing things for your toddler.  I want to pick her up and help her go to the “big girl potty”, to brush her teeth, and to wash her hands.  She has ideas of her own.

Life sure does pass you by in an instant, and with her being my last, I had to make things a little easier for her.  I decided to let her “do it herself” by giving her something every little person needs – a DIY Toddler Step Stool.

Now, I know I could have gone to the store and purchased some cute and cheap little plastic stool.  It would have made sense, and it would have worked just fine.  However, this is my last little one.  I will never have a child go through this stage again.  I had to make it special. I had to do it myself.

DIY Monogrammed Toddler Step Stool using DecoArt Supplies via

 DIY Toddler Step Stool

For this project, you are going to need a few supplies.  You can find those below with my affiliate links attached:

Step 1:  Take your unfinished stool and wipe clean with a damp rag.

DIY Toddler Step Stool Supplies

Step 2:  Grab the Americana Chalky Paint in Treasure and shake well.  Begin on the underside of the stool and give it a good coat using the bristle brush.  Allow to dry.

DIY Toddler Step Stool Painted

Step 3:  Using the foam brush, dab and swish on the gel stain, and wipe with a rag.  This will give you the antiqued look.  Allow to dry.

DIY Toddler Step Stool Applying Gel Stain

Step 4:  (Optional) Take a stencil and use a heavy coat of gel stain to create a monogram on the top of the step stool.  Allow to dry.

DIY Toddler Step Stool after Gel Stain has been rubbed off

After my stenciled A was dry, I added a little more paint on top of the gel stain.  I really like how the colors blended and everything turned out.

DIY Toddler Step Stool after application of monogram using gel stain

This is such a fun, quick, and easy project.  I hate to see the little one become more independent, but I love helping her out along the way with her personalized toddler step stool.

DIY Toddler Step Stool using Chalky Paint from DecoArt via

She may be able to do a few things on her own right now, but she still needs her mommy.

Grab your supplies and make a fun DIY Toddler Step Stool for the little Miss (or Mr.) Independent in your life.



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  1. says

    This is awesome. Scarlet is nearly five but very petite and our sink is very high up. And we have a stepstool with puzzle letters that Des always takes off and then Scarlet can’t stand in the holes left!
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  2. Glenda White says

    My husband made both of our girls stools when they were two. Fast forward many years and they each have theirs in the apartment they share. They sit on the stools each morning to put on their makeup. They are 28 & 26.

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