our new step stools

Most of my projects these days are big ones – like painting rooms and tearing out carpet. Not much to post on those things until they are done. I guess I could write weekly painting updates, but that would be pretty boring. I did sneak in a two little projects recently. We needed a couple step stools: one for the studio sink and one for our pull-up bar. I used the Bekvam stools from Ikea at $15.00 each.

For the studio stool, I used basic acrylic paint in Behr “Cool Melon” color. For the pull-up bar stool, I used “Fortune” color in Americana Decor chalky finish paint; it was my first time to try chalk paint.


I’ve never used chalk paint before, but have wanted to try it for a while. My favorite color is green, but it is difficult to decorate with for me. It can be so bold and over powering. I thought I would start with a small stool. Eventually, the stool will be in a room with gray walls and white floors. I used Americana Decor chalky finish paint in the color Fortune. As far as the chalk paint goes, I was a little frustrated at first. It goes on so differently than acrylic paint. However, I soon got my groove with it. I played with adding water and white paint to the green. It was so much fun. Once I added the wax top coat, I understood what all the hype is about regarding chalk paint. I ended up painting a nearby tabletop white too.2.14stool-5

You can see the different tones in the green paint. This is from thinning it with water and also adding some white.2.14stool-6

The step stool in the studio has been super helpful for the kids…and it is cute!2.14stool-8

The green stool will look much better in its new home when its new home is finished! You can see in the pull-up picture the gray I’ve added to the walls. I’d paint the pull-up bar too, but my guys won’t let me!2.14stool-102.14stool-12

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