I’ve got a fun summer project for you today! A DIY teacher stool for the classroom! My mom found this stool the other day in someone’s bulk pick-up pile and knew I would want it! Thanks mom!
Is anyone else obsessed with the cute Pete the Cat plush from Kohls? We grabbed one when we were doing a little back-to-school shopping the other day. When I got the stool, I just knew that I wanted to incorporate Pete.
This is what the stool looked like when I got it home. A little rough around the edges but nothing a little love could help with.
wooden stool – the thrift store is a great place to find them
acrylic and/or chalk paint
clear coat spray paint
First, I fixed up the seat of the stool with some wood filler, let it dry, and then sanded it to make it nice and smooth. My son helped me pick the colors. His favorite Pete book is Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes, so we took inspiration from the cover. He suggested painting the bottom red to look like Pete’s shoes and I love how it turned out! I am in no way a great drawer/painter but our friends at Artforkidshub.com helped with a Pete the Cat tutorial.
I painted all of the stool and then used a pencil to draw in Pete. I then went back and painted him. Last I went back and outlined him with black. After the paint has dried, use a clear coat of spray paint to seal it to help it stand up to the wear and tear it’ll get in the classroom.
I just LOVE how it turned out! I hope it gives you some inspiration to make a DIY teacher stool of your own!
See you next time!