Cute Animal Stools

ikea animal stools

I feel like the term Ikea hack is too commonly used. Therefore, I will not refer to these stools as an Ikea hack, but rather an Ikea upgrade?

I love how barebones some of their products are, like these simple Flisat stools that are perfectly sized for kids. They are just begging to be enhanced in some fabulous way! Here’s how I used our old Melissa & Doug wood blocks to create these sweet little critter chairs.

What you’ll need:

Bunny

  1. Paint stool seat with the paint. Let dry.
  2. Paint 1.5” circles in two corners black. (Trace a roll of full washi tape to get a perfect circle!)
  3. Adhere a piece of painters tape onto the angled surface of the wedge blocks, leaving about a ¾” border. Paint block and remove tape once the paint has set for about 20 minutes.
  4. Assemble stool.
  5. Glue ears in place as shown. Once the glue has set, about 2 hours, screw into the bottom of the stool and into the block to add further support.

Fox

  1. Paint stool seat as shown. To create the scallop, mark the center of the stool about 2 to 3 inches up from the bottom edge, then trace an appetizer plate from that point to the outside edges.
  2. Paint 1.5” circles in two corners black. (Trace a roll of full washi tape to get a perfect circle!)
  3. Apply painters tape to the small triangle blocks to create the ears, leaving a ¾” border to paint orange.
  4. Assemble stool.
  5. Glue ears in place as shown. Once the glue has set, about 2 hours, screw into the bottom of the stool and into the block to add further support.

September 26, 2016| Animals, Decor, DIY Home, Furniture, Kids Rooms, Playrooms


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