A Step Stool for the Bathroom

It was seventy degrees on Sunday, so of course I found something to spray paint! 
We had a run-of-the-mill plastic step stool in the bathroom for B that I really didn't like. Call me a snob, but I hate that so much baby and kid gear (the affordable stuff anyways) is garishly colored plastic. Of course, I also don't want it to look like we have no child living here. For us, it's about finding a balance and trying to come up with alternatives to the plastic stuff. 
Industrial Style Step StoolHere's the old step stool. It's now located in B's closet where he can easily use it to reach his toy shelves.

Here's the step stool I commandeered from Jesse's shop. Because what's his is mine...or something like that...
Industrial Style Step Stool
I wiped the stool down, covered the top and gave it a quick coat of spray paint. I didn't do any work to the wood top because I think the marks and scuffs give it character.
Industrial Style Step Stool

Industrial Style Step Stool
After letting the paint dry over night, I added rubber grippy things to the feet to keep it from sliding around or marking the floor. The grippy things are located in the same section as the felt slider things at the hardware store :)
Industrial Style Step Stool

Industrial Style Step StoolThis little stool is the perfect height for B to reach the sink and for me to sit and supervise during bath time. Plus, it's not too shabby to look at. Form and function, yay!
Am I silly, or do you try to combat all the plastic kiddo stuff, too?

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  1. Oooo great stool. The warm wood looks great with all the black and white in your bathroom. My little guy has this bright red step stool in the bathroom... it needs a makeover too.
    - Lora

  2. Awww - love how the step stool turned out!

  3. Hi Rachel, any idea what I can do with sick tiles that I do not wanna see again? I stay in a rented apartment - with hardly any maintenance provided. I am looking for a covering that I can put over wall tiles for both the bathroom and the kitchen.

    1. Hi! I don't have any experience with this type of project, but I have definitely lived with ugly tile. When we first moved into our house, the bathroom had pink and blue wall tiles. I've seen lots of bloggers painting tile, I'm assuming it's a special process. Depending on what your landlord is like, maybe that would be an option? Thanks for stopping by!