I have a wooden stool that has been a staple in our house for years, but it was needing a little face lift. I thought of all the little feet that have and will step on that stool, and I knew just what I wanted to do.
My kids' footprints add the perfect touch, and I will be able to look at those darling feet forever! (The smallest two feet are my baby boys--they are twins, but you'd never be able to tell by foot size!
I apologize for the lack of pictures during the process, but if you could have only seen me trying to do this myself, it would have been a sight to see. It was all I could do to just get the footprints done and escape with as little paint as possible all over myself, the house, and them!
- wooden stool
- spray paint (2 coordinating colors)
- sandpaper/power sander
- scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge & foam brush
- Finishing craft spray or poly
- Paint your stool. Let dry, then distress the edges.
- Footprints: I used spray paint, because it dries faster than wall paint, and doesn't get as gloppy. I sprayed the paint onto a paper plate (fyi...it eats foam plates; use paper ones), then using your finger or small brush, apply the paint to the bottom of the foot. Place it directly onto the surface, making sure to press down each toe. Press firmly, then carefully lift up. Repeat for each footprint. Let dry.
- Print names. date, or desired text onto scrapbook paper. (font is Wish I Were Taller) I inked the edges. :)
- Mod Podge the paper onto your stool, then cover the entire surface to seal the paint.
- Apply a finishing craft spray or poly according to directions.
There it is! Simple, and darling!
*You could make this work with however many kids you had. With 1 child, you could do both footprints, with 2 kids you could one of each, or a set of each, etc.
Have a great day!