Kids Step Stool

My sister wanted a step stool for her grand-daughter via her daughter-in-law. Like our mother and grand-mother before us, we stood by the sink with our hands in the wash water "helping" with the dishes. She asked it I could build a stool. After searching through several plans, I came across this vintage step stool and changed it up a little for the personal touch. I added the cartoon characters to fit with my great-nieces theme and she now has something that she can "brag" about as she grows.

Estimated Cost
Less than $20.00
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
yellow pine
Finish Used
Minwax Oak stain, Minwax Provincial stain, latex paint for cartoon characters and 2 coats of Minwax Polycrylic. When using stain, I prefer to wipe on with old rag or t-shirt, it seems to cover better. As far as with the acrylic, I use a foam brush going with the grain whenever possible.
Required Skill Level
Beginner