Nautical Striped Step Stool

Nautical Striped Step Stool

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 25th 2016

Step on up with a nautical theme on a stool made with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


    • sandpaper
    • ruler
    • soft cloth
    • flat brush
    • painter's tape
    • wooden stool
    • wood glue
    • stencil brush
    • Silhouette electronic cutting machine
    • screws



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Cut out all pieces of a stool from the plans of your choice. (If you bought a pre-made stool, that is okay too!)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Assemble all of the stool except the steps using wood glue and screws.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Stain all parts of the stool, including the steps, in Black or desired color.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint all parts of the stool using Lace. Let dry.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Tape off stripes on the steps of the stool using painter's tape. (If needed, measure out the stripes with a ruler.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint in between the painter's tape with Vintage.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Cut out the provided anchor pattern using a Silhouette electronic cutter. Apply the anchor stencil to the top step of the stool. Paint inside the anchor using Honor.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Put the stool steps in place using glue and screws.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Use sandpaper to sand the entire stool so that some of the stain shows through the paint.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Use wax of choice to seal all the painted surfaces. (Shown: Clear Crème Wax)


    Anchor Cut File
    Step Stool Building Plans