Keep Your Kids Off The Counter: Chalk Paint A Step Stool

Are your kids constantly climbing on chairs or the counter to help themselves to snacks? Mine too! So to keep their dirty feet off of my counters and chairs I bought a $4 step stool, score right?! It was a great blue color that will match the whole bottom floor of my house, the only problem is that there was a big ol’ ugly car on it. But with a little elbow grease, and some help from DecoArt Chalk Paint, the problem was quickly solved.
chalk paint a step stool

 Steps to Using Chalk Paint

1 – Prep Space: peel off old sticker and give it a quick wet wipe down to remove any debris.
2 – Start Painting! My base paint was with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint – Relic Color.
3 – After the entire stool was coated I let it dry for about 5 minutes. That’s the beauty of chalk paint, it dries quickly!
4 – Since I wanted a little bit of the base blue to show through I decided to distress the stool by lightly applying Americana Decor Chalky Finish in YesterYear to a few spots. When you are distressing furniture you want to place the marks where they would naturally appear, so think corners, edges, and areas that receive a lot of wear and tear.
5 – Then I lightly sanded down the YesterYear markings so that they blended into the wood.
6- The last step was to apply a clear wax. This will help prevent water stains and preserve my distressing from the tough and dirty hands of my children.

Perks of Using Chalk Paint

The best part about using DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish is that there’s no need to prime or prep. There’s also no smell, so I can even paint while pregnant! It dries quickly which is perfect since you know the kids won’t let you out of their site for too long, and it’s easy to distress.
Have you painted something with Chalk Paint? Let me see! Tag me on Instagram @fromwinetowhine.
Please note that I received product to facilitate my review. But as always I stand behind this product and would use it regardless.

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