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 Toddler Step Stool
For this project, you are going to need a few supplies. You can find those below with my affiliate links attached:
- Americana Chalky Paint in Treasure
- Americana Gel Stain in Walnut
- Unfinished Wood Step Stool
- 2″ bristle brush
- 2″ foam brush
Step 1: Take your unfinished stool and wipe clean with a damp rag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.