Getting Sentimental; A Step Stool Story
Please welcome Tricia, she is here to share her monthly post with us.
I’m doubly excited to see what she has been up to with her Maison Blanche La Craie Paint!
Have you ever had a piece of furniture that holds so much sentimental value that you couldn’t ever give it up…ever?
If you knew me in person, you’d know that I’m a sentimental gal anyways, especially when it comes to our three boys.
When our second son, Parker, was a toddler, I made a step stool from parts at the home improvement store so I could sit beside the tub while he took a bath.
Both Parker and our third little munchkin, Mason, have used it for several years to brush their teeth. And it’s where they’d sit when I would wipe away their tears and put a band-aid on their knee.
It’s been painted five different colors over the years because I never felt like I got the color quite right. That all changed after I met Cerise.
When Shannon posted on Facebook that Maison Blanche had the prettiest, red paint color named Cerise, I emailed her and asked if she could send me a sample. I may have even shamelessly begged.
Well, it worked and I’m so glad that Shannon said yes!
I knew that Cerise would be the answer to getting that perfect combination of red with just a hint of the old aqua spray paint peeking through.
The base color is Krylon’s Blue Ocean Breeze. Since it was very glossy, I scuffed it up with a little sand paper and wiped it down with a tack cloth, then mineral spirits.
You don’t have to sand or prime before using Maison Blanche La Craie paint, but that’s just what I’m used to doing.
After one coat of Cerise, I let the paint dry for a few hours. I lightly sanded with steel wool and then used a 220 grit sandpaper where I wanted to distress the edges a little more. I did a dark wash by brushing on some watered-down brownish-black craft paint and wiped it off. Lastly, I sealed the stool with a clear wax.
If you’re wanting to make your own step stool, the parts you need are listed in the picture below. All the parts should be under $20.00 from Lowes.
I’m so thankful to Shannon for letting me try out Cerise!
I believe the little red step stool has met his soul mate.
I wish I could show you the hand-painted sign in the bathroom that matches the step stool perfectly, but that would be giving too much of the room away.
I’m almost done with the hall bath, so I hope you’ll follow Simplicity in the South so you won’t miss the reveal! Here’s a hint to what my favorite project has been thus far: it’s something else I painted with Maison Blanche paint.