I have a little step stool in the bathroom which has seen better days. I wanted to spruce it up with a new paint job, but...we have a pink bathroom. Very pink. So, choosing a new color that would "go" with all the pink was tripping me up.
I have often wished I was better at that kind of thing-- the putting-colors-and-patterns-together-so-they-look-good kind of thing.
Anywho, while at a party this week, I noticed the hostess had some delightfully decoupaged pieces of furniture and I was inspired. So, in a moment of productivity (which is rare and short lived around here), I pulled out some scrapbook paper I'd bought a while ago at TJ Maxx (I <3 TJ Maxx) and got to work.
I prepped the stool by cleaning it really good with a Magic Eraser. That's as good as sanding, right?
Next, I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge on the steps on the stool.
I cut the paper to fit the step and painted a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back.
Henry kept saying it smelled like apples as he colored with dry erase markers and the Mod Podge dried.
I smoothed the paper onto the steps and put another coat of Mod Pogde over the whole thing. After the glue set, I sealed the steps with a clear, matte Krylon acrylic spray paint.
I love how it turned out. And, I even think it goes with the pink tile. But, the real test comes when the kids spill toothpaste and water all over it. Cross your fingers for me!
see what i mean about the pink?