i should be mopping the floor: Mod Podge Kid's Footstool

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mod Podge Kid's Footstool


Yes. I'm still on a mod podge kick. We're also entering the time of year where it's time to buys lots of gifts....baby showers, end-of-year teacher gifts, wedding showers, graduation gifts, etcetera. I feel like every time I open my mail box there's another invitation. And I try to reign in the budget pretty tight right now, too, with a vacation coming up and all.  I try to get crafty and make lots of gifts. For graduation gifts, I'm putting together several variations on the mod podge plaque like the one I featured here. And I'm doing some fun crayon monogram frames that I plan to share with you next week for our teachers. 

This week, though, it's the week of baby showers. I know little Miss Morgan Grace won't use this stool for a year or so, but I just love cute foot stools for kiddos. LOVE them.

I created a graphic of sorts (sized to the top of the stool) in Photoshop Elements and printed it off at the printer. It was designed to match this Penelope bedding at Pottery Barn Kids (the mama being showered has some good taste). I purchased an unfinished stool at HobLob (half off, so only $4). I painted it pink with acrylic paint.

I trimmed my borders off of my printout and was ready to go.

Getting my 'podge on.

Bubble smoothing. I purposefully created the graphic to have that worn look so bubbles wouldn't be too big of a deal. I'm not the world's best at getting out all the bubbles. I'm a "work with your flaws" kind of gal.

I decided to do three coats of MP on top of the graphic.

And voila! Miss Morgan's footstool is all ready to go.

This project cost me less than $5. 
I already had my Mod Podge, paint and sponge brushes on hand. I only paid for the stool ($4) and the printout ($.79).

Partying here: Sugar Bee Crafts, Tip Junkie, Savvy Southern Style, Just Something I Whipped Up, Not JUST a Housewife, Eisy Morgan, Whassup Wednesday, House of Hepworths, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Delightful Order, At the Picket Fence, Sugar & Dots


  1. this is darling, so well done..

  2. Wow! You're talented and creative. I'm impressed. Such a cute idea for a little girl!