We purchased Ikea’s BEKVÄM step stool nearly three years ago. And then it sat in our last home’s kitchen; unpainted, unfinished. Which was fine for maybe a week, and then we used it. Three years later, it sits in our new home’s kitchen; unpainted, unfinished, and completely trashed. Foot prints, paint spots, drywall mud, all the good stuff. Hello, get on it already??
The stool has great lines. Clean, simple, and dying for a fresh pop of color. So yellow she went.
We chose Ben Moore’s ‘Yellow Brick Road’ using just a sample quart we picked up at our local Sherwin Williams. It is in your face, which I love for such a small piece. On four walls? Not so much. We started by giving her a good sand. Years of built-up gunk had to go. We decided to skip the priming step, not exactly sure why, but we lucked out and the paint covered great. After about three coats of yellow she was ready for some coverage. We layered on an additional three coats of water-based polycrylic to keep those future foot prints from destroying her new look.
I love how a fresh coat of paint can bring an entirely new look into a room, even with small accent pieces.
And if nothing else, Zoey loves collecting her magnetic letters on top of it.
Any quick fixes for you guys this week? Fresh pops of color sprucing up a room? Love to see them 🙂