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DIY Miffy stool

DIY Miffy stool

A while ago I bought a cute vintage wooden 3 legged stool. I painted it with some Annie Sloan paint, didn’t like it and packed it away on the loft. My 3 year old is starting a new nursery later this month so we’re trying to make a fuss of her and give her bedroom an inexpensive makeover.

DIY Miffy stool

Guess what I made my un-loved vintage 3 legged stool into? A fantastically cool Miffy stool and my daughter loves it. At 3 years old her bedroom is rocking the pink look so I have made a subtle stool in cool white and grey to balance out some of the pink.

The first step was to give the stool a light sand and paint it white. The legs had already been painted in Annie Sloan Paris Grey so I left them as they were. I gave the seat two coats.

vintage 3 legged stool

While it was drying I made a paper template of Miffy’s eyes and mouth. I lightly pricked around each one with a pin to use as a guide to painting them on the seat with black paint.

DIY Miffy stool

I added on her mouth and eyes and left it to dry overnight.

DIY Miffy stool

I love the finished DIY Miffy stool and so does my daughter. I’m wondering what other easy DIY’s I can do around the house next!

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  • Reply
    Kacie Morgan
    September 3, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    This is a great idea – so simple, yet with great impact 🙂 Love your blog header by the way!

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    September 3, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Very cute! I know a little person who would just love that stool, great re-purpose x

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    Vintage sewing table makeover -
    September 7, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    […] only 3! Anyway, her room is a lot less cluttered and we’ve already added a sweet little Miffy stool I hand […]

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    March 7, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I love it, it’s so sweet and so simple to do!

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