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Nautical Striped Step Stool

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Nautical Striped Step Stool
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Nautical Striped Step Stool

designed by Regina Davis

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

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Americana Decor Color Stain®

  • Black (ADCS01)

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Honor (ADC41)
  • Lace (ADC02)
  • Vintage (ADC17)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper
  • ruler
  • soft cloth
  • flat brush
  • painter's tape
  • wooden stool (or plans of choice and wood boards)
  • wood glue (optional)
  • stencil brush
  • Silhouette electronic cutting machine (Silhouette America)
  • screws (optional)


NOTE: 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!)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Assemble all of the stool except the steps using wood glue and screws.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Stain all parts of the stool, including the steps, in Black or desired color.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint all parts of the stool using Lace. Let dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Tape off stripes on the steps of the stool using painter's tape. (If needed, measure out the stripes with a ruler.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint in between the painter's tape with Vintage.
    Step 5 Example
  7. 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.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Put the stool steps in place using glue and screws.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use sandpaper to sand the entire stool so that some of the stain shows through the paint.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use wax of choice to seal all the painted surfaces. (Shown: Clear Crème Wax)
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