Making an EASY step stool

Step stool? Maybe I should have said … “Step Platform” 🙂

Let me start from the beginning …

My adorable daughter asked me if I would make a step stool for Miss Precious so that she could use the potty by herself. She is not quite big enough to get up on it by herself … Problem is, it really needs to be a “stable” step up so that she can stand on it and maneuver on it without feeling as if she might fall. I arrived at their home to take measurements and to see first hand what it was that she wanted and how it would fit their bathroom.

Here were my thoughts and ideas … (I think out loud on paper)

It is great on paper but do you know how cold it is outside? My work shop is not heated … it is called the Garage!

What we won’t do for love! I cut the wood faster than I ever have before and my KITCHEN became my temporary workshop.

These are my pieces and it took only 5 min to cut them all!

Yes, that is snow on the ground. I had to take it out doors to sand the sharp edges.

My fingers were frozen.

(Maybe I should think about building myself a heated workshop!)

Put wood putty in the holes …

Sand the top, wipe it down, and it is ready to paint!

I wanted to put a quote having to do with using the potty and since Miss Precious loves, “Horton Hears a Who”  … I used this quote.

(Cut using my new #SilhoutteCameo)

It didn’t work so well on the “-Dr Seuss” so I re-cut it and used my drawing ability, or lack thereof, I drew a butterfly.

It is crazing I know … and, Oh, yes I did! … I used Miss Precious’ water color paints to paint the butterfly!!!!

When I finished the butterfly, I used Washi tape to decorate the sides. I am not that excited about how it turned out but it will work for the short term and I get to improve on my decorating  skills as I am making one more for their other bathroom. 🙂

I finished it all off with a clear coat of #Minwax. I love their products!!!!

It is all ready for a little one to use it …

Hugs and make it a great Tuesday,

8 Responses to "Making an EASY step stool"

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  1. Kathy (Sis)

    February 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    I love it !! You are so special !! Always building with love ❤

  2. Joy2Journey

    February 4, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    I try, I try 🙂 Wish you lived closer!!!! I could build things for you too 🙂

  3. Anne

    February 5, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    poop butterflies… interesting concept. I don’t recall this line from my favourite childhood author! lol

    Gorgeous work hon!

    Have a happy day!!

  4. Bliss

    February 5, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    I rather like the politically incorrect term, but I realize it’s not appropo for Miss Precious!


  5. karen@somewhatquirky

    February 5, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    I love this. You are brave (to me) – I have a fear of using my saws when it is cold for some strange reason. Silly me – I could be making cute platforms like yours!

  6. Joy2Journey

    February 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    LOL , you are so cute. Jessica said it in “Horton hears a Who”. My painting is not as beautiful as yours but I tried 🙂

  7. Joy2Journey

    February 5, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    You are so right … it would not be good for Miss Precious! LOL

  8. Thistle

    February 9, 2013 at 6:49 PM


    The stool is so cute! I can’t believe you made it yourself! What a blessing!

    Have a wonderful day!

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