IKEA step stool relove with milk paint & stain

I love the solid wood pieces from IKEA as they come unfinished ready to paint or stain. When Homestead House came out with their new stain and oil all in one I was stoked to try it out and my newly purchased IKEA step stool was the perfect choice to try it on.

I chose the cappuccino stain, a dark brown to go on the steps. Since you put these together yourself, the steps were easy to stain quickly and easily and in one step!!

here is the step stool top before and after just 1 coat of the all in one

 For the body of the stool I went with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in 2 colors; my favorite Eulalie's sky and my first time trying, kitchen scale.

did you know the best way to keep your milk paint fresh is to store in a glass jar? I cut the label out and tape to the jar. Do you believe that it Eulalie's dry milk paint above in the jar top left?

I gave my newly purchased Fusion Mineral paint brush a go and it was awesome, really nice synthetic bristles with just a slight angle to the brush that worked perfect in these small areas.

I wanted the two colors to meet near the middle for a fun look. For each color I applied 2 coats, letting dry between and after then sealed it with Homestead House furniture wax.

here it is in my kitchen, I love this tall stool as my cabinets go up 9 feet ;)

I have received product in exchange for this post, there is no monetary compensation received and all opinions are strictly my own. The links are just for your convenience to learn more about the products. Thanks to my great sponsor Homestead House Milk Paint.

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