I picked up this step stool at a garage sale and wanted to do a Spidey theme on it for my Grandson. An old Spidey calendar had the perfect images to decoupage on the stool. I am sure Michael will love it because he loves all super heroes. The step stool is very boring and needs some added interest for Michael to pay any attention to it.
Materials Needed for Do It Yourself Spidey Step Stool
- Project Chair
- Sand Paper
- Decoupage Paste
- Paper to Decoupage on project
- Silver Paint
- Black Paint
- Small Paint Brush
Directions for the Do It Yourself Spidey Step Stool
First, the stool should be sanded first if a sealer has been previously applied to it. I lightly sanded the stool and you can see the dust residue on the sides of the stool.
Use a soft cloth to clean off the sanding dust. Chose the design for the decoupage on your project. I chose Spidey because Michael, my grandson loves super heroes. I found my designs in a calendar which were the perfect shape so I could put the figures reaching around the sides of the chair.
I did my best to cut out well around the fingers for the best effect on the step stool. I love the bright colors from the calendar but it was a cheap calendar so the paper is not very thick which isn’t ideal. The thicker paper is better because it does not wrinkle when the decoupage paste is put on the back.
I position the decoupage cutouts and use the decoupage paste to glue them to the stool. Fives figures will be attached on the stool including one on each of the sides and two behind the first step and one on the first step.
I paint Michael’s name on the top of the chair in silver. The chair dries overnight before I outline the silver in black to make it more visible. Then I wait for the step to dry again.
In conclusion, I use a gloss polyurethane to seal the step stool and the decoupage. The reason for using the polyurethane is for the durability of the stool. Thankfully, Michael is an active 3 year old and he will knock it around when he plays.