We are finishing up our kitchen renovation and it feels pretty great. We still need to finish our island and backsplash, but thats really it. When I think of how far this kitchen has come I just smile. It's been such a labor of love, I cannot wait to see the end result.
So with the renovation we moved the cabinets up a little higher and now I can't reach everything as easy. I'm a decent height, coming in right under 5'8'', but I didn't want to have to struggle to get plates out of the cabinet every night for dinner. So I popped into Ikea for their $15 step stool I've had my eye on for some time now.
Honestly, I didn't do much. I planned to stain it, paint it and then distress it, but once I got the stain on it just looked so darn charming I couldn't make myself touch it! I stained it with Minwax Early American. I can't get away from this stain lately, it's so light and pretty. It reminds me of the color of honey. I then used my newest calligraphy font I got for free on Pinterest to stencil in the numbers. I distressed the edges just a little and that was it! I think the hardest part of this whole project was putting the dang stool together. Darn you, Ikea!! I do plan to do a coat or two of polyurethane because I know it will probably get splashed a lot being so close to the sink. I did add some felt pads to the bottom (which I need to cut down because they look kind of dorky right now ;) so I can kick and move the stool anywhere without worrying about scratches to the floor.
Here is a quick before and after:
Oh and could you just die with the cabinet sneak peak? I am so happy we decided on gray instead of white. I love the color so much. I hope you guys have a fun and safe weekend! I'm looking forward to seeing all of the cheesy family costumes you all have set out for tomorrow. :p By the way, that was not a jab, I can't wait to be that mom one day so right now I just dress up my dog. ha!
Happy Halloween! Xo