I took shop class for a quarter in eighth grade, but other than that, I have never constructed anything out of wood! I decided to pick a small project first and loved the Kid's Storage Step Stools I saw people making. My husband taught me how to use the circular saw and jigsaw and I finished building this in about 2 hours.
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Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
The painting took me a little bit longer. At first I was planning on making three of these, one in each of the boys' assigned colors, but decided we really don't need three of these stools. SInce the boys would all be sharing this one, I went with all three colors (and I do love stripes!) I didn't have any painter's tape, but did have some washi tape on hand! I like the width of the stripes, but the tape doesn't stick to the wood quite as well as painter's tape. I had a lot of touching up to do since some of the tape would seep under the edges and bleed into a different stripe. From now on, I'll be using painter's tape and saving the washi tape for decorating my mail!
Paint colors used: Olympic - Sail Blue, Celery Spring, and Arizona Sunset
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