DIY Rustic Wood Stool

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  • How to make a rustic bathroom stool in just a few minutes!

    One of the many reasons I love blogging is the friends I have made along the way. I count Stacy and KariAnne as two of my dearest blogging friends. They always inspire me and make me laugh, so taking Not Just a Housewife’s Styled x 3 challenge was a little intimidating. So intimidating that I procrastinated. Okay, I always procrastinate, but I do my best work under serious pressure. Stacy sent us each a wood slice. Hmmm, what to do?

    How to make a rustic bathroom stool in just a few minutes!

    By the photographs, you already know. Rather than just making something, I wanted to make something we would truly use. I thought about making a picture for the lake house, but I didn’t want to jinx it. I thought about my lengthy list of things to purchase for our home and realized that we have yet to purchase a stool for our new powder room. With 3 littles and a tall sink, a bathroom stool is very necessary. Fortunately it was an extremely quick project! It was made, stained and photographed in less than 30 minutes. Win, right?

    How to make a rustic bathroom stool in just a few minutes!

    If I had planned ahead, I might have purchased an unfinished wood stool and attached the wood piece to the top, but planning ahead just isn’t my style so I did what any good crazy lady would do and ran to the craft store. I couldn’t find much, but I found a little decorative “spring” chair at Hobby Lobby that fit perfect and had surprising sturdy legs, especially for 30 pound kiddos.

    To create your own rustic wood stool you’ll need:

    small chair, unfinished stool, legs 

    wood plaque

    stain

    hammer

    pencil

    drill

    1 1/4″ speedbor drill bit {or one that is the width of the legs

    Gorilla glue

    The details:

    1. Remove the back of the chair and then hammer the top away from the legs. Use the hammer to press nails down. How to make a rustic bathroom stool in just a few minutes!How to make a rustic bathroom stool in just a few minutes!
    2. Hold your base to your wood plaque and mark the diameter of each leg onto the plaque with a pencil.
      How to make a rustic bathroom stool in just a few minutes!
    3. Drill holes 1/2″ deep where marked. Add gorilla glue and adhere.
    4. Stain and add a coat of polyurethane if you desire {I did not}. How to make a rustic wood stool in just a few minutes!

    I love anything forgiving. This wood stool is perfectly imperfect and a great fit for our new powder room. I know the girls will spend all too much time on it washing their hands {aka playing in the water}, but it brings me so much joy to watch them have fun.

    How to make a rustic wood bathroom stool in just a few minutes!

    Are you as excited as I am to see what Stacy of Not Just a Housewife and KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms did with their wood slice?

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    What would you have done with the wood slice?

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