Published on January 11th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Reverse Stencilled BEKVAM Step Stool

Materials: Ikea step stool; CeCe Caldwell paint; Dollar Store Wall Decals; Poly Acrylic

1. Pick a decal that you like and apply it on the stool.
2. Paint directly over them. I used two coats of CeCe Caldwell paint in a soft Kentucky Mint green.
3. Carefully remove the decals. With my fingernail, I gently push out any small areas where the paint bled under the decal.
4. I lightly distressed the stools edges after the paint had completely dried. Follow that with two coats of satin poly acrylic.

DONE! I really like the wood grain showing.

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~ Kathryn, Vancouver, Canada

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One Response to Reverse Stencilled BEKVAM Step Stool

  1. Jack says:

    Awesome idea! I just boughr a Bekvam and I was trying to find a way to make it nicer. Thanks for this!

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