I’ve had this little wooden step stool for a long time. It’s been sitting in my garage next to 3 chairs I need to tackle too. There’s nothing special about it other than it has a little storage compartment up at the top. Well, ya see, I don’t have any children and this step stool won’t get me any closer to reaching that thing in the upper cabinet of the kitchen. So, what to do?
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My first thought was to make it a charging station. Lift the lid and voilà, hide all things electronic. The second thought was to make it a little plant holder. Since I’m slowly buying different succulents, a little plant stand would be perfect.
I’m also trying to make my attic office, which you can see here, a bit more lively and pretty to take away from the effects of being sloooowly suffocated with all of the miscellaneous things. Why not just combine the two?
I first cleaned it off with water & vinegar and followed up with a good sanding. I then removed the lid and hinges. Using the drill, I made 2 holes in the bottom for the cords.
I then spray painted with 2 coats of Plutonium paint. This paint is insanely awesome. It dries in seconds. It is pricey so I like using it on smaller projects. I’ve had this can for at least 3 years and it still sprays wonderfully. Oh, and keep it away from kids if you do have them because it smells like straight up candy. As far as I know, they only sell matte so if you want to protect it, you’d need an additional sealer. I just used a clear wax I had.
I’m really not sure that I’ll use it as a charger but, I like to change things up so much in my house, it may very well come in handy at some point.
Seriously too easy and I love how it’s adding color, life, and a bit of storage to my attic office.
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