Dinosaur {Stenciled} Stool

I am a short person.  I know what it’s like not to be able to reach things that I need.  I keep a stool in the kitchen in order to reach things on the upper shelves.  Otherwise, I’m constantly harassing my husband and begging him to come to my aid.

Recently, the other short person in our house began stealing my stool!  He wants to be able to reach things on the counter, brush his teeth in the mirror and turn on and off lights.  When I need the stool, he gets very upset.  Either Reed needs to grow up quickly (which I do not want) or we needed another stool.

 My weekly pilgrimage to Michael’s proved to be quite fruitful because I came across an unfinished pine step stool!  Perfect!  Since I still had some blue pain left over from my Mommy Timeout Chair, I decided to use it as a base and add a dinosaur to create this Dinosaur Stenciled Stool!

Dinosaur Stenciled Stool via createcraftlove.com #painting #stencil #kidsroom

I started with applying three coats of paint and allowing it to dry overnight.

Using my Cameo, I cut out a dinosaur stencil and painted it.

I did the same with his name to personalize the stool.  (Now he knows which is his and which is Mommy’s!)

Once you remove the stencil, touch up any areas where the paint bled through.

Dinosaur Stenciled Stool via createcraftlove.com #painting #stencil #kidsroom
Dinosaur Stenciled Stool via createcraftlove.com #painting #stencil #kidsroom

This Dinosaur Stenciled Stool has scored me major Mom points!  Since finishing it, Reed carries it from room to room.  He keeps saying, “I yuv my tool!!”  (That’s Reed-speak for “I love my stool!”)


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About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. Hi Jill, This is super cute. I love how a little bit of paint and creativity can create such an original piece! Love your ideas and looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    Have just started following your amazing blog!
    Hope you can come by and say hi sometime =)

  2. Wonderful idea!
    Happy Little Feet

  3. this turned out so sweet. My little guy is just getting into dinosaurs–I might have to make one myself! I am here from welcome wednesday and I am your newest follower. I’d love it if you’d stop by my blog and return the follow: http://dosmallthingswithlove.blogspot.com.

  4. This is so cute. I was just telling my husband last night that I wanted to make a little stool for my daughter. I’ll have to make a trip to Micheal’s and check this out. What great timing. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  5. This is so beautiful..I love the cute dinosaur :)
    I am following you from blog hop, come & join me back with some fun tutorials!
    Thank you..

  6. I love your adorable bench! Stopping by from the blog hop. Your newest follower. :)

  7. Oh, it’s so cute! Fantastic job. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Creative Princess. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. That’s so cute!

  9. From one short person to another, I totally feel ya! I love this stool! I must.copy.this.idea. Sorry but I will have to! Fab job girlfriend!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  10. This looks perfect!! thank you for sharing this idea! I feel so inspired and it is only six in the morning:)

  11. How cute is this for a little boy! Great for bathrooms and playrooms


  12. This is too sweet! I’m seeing one of these in my future! Although my dinosaur would need a bow :) I’d love to have you share this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there! Thanks for sharing :) http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-5/

  13. Jill this is too cute! I really love it- hits the spot with me.. and my 3 boys! :)

  14. this is such a cute stool…I’m your newest follower now. Hope you can stop by my blog sometime …



  15. This is sooo stinking adorable! Love the sweet little dino and the colors are awesome! Hope you stop by and share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/08/pink-hippo-party-91.html
    I am your newest follower~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  16. This is absolutely fab!! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!! hhttp://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/08/trendy-tuesday-12.html


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