I’ve had this little IKEA hack sitting around the kitchen for awhile now but thought it would be fun to share it because it is just too stinking simple. I had been on the hunt for a simple kitchen stool that lets the kids reach the sink for hand washing and for helping with simple cooking (mostly mixing, mostly when I’m feeling like Fun Mom). A few of our friends have a version of these fancy kitchen towers, which I thing are genius but space is tight in our kitchen and I’d rather spend $100 on something that wasn’t going to be outgrown in 3 years.
So, off to the swedish wonderland I went and snatch up the $15 Bekvam stool. It’s solid wood and unfinished so that meant no sanding for this project! I stained the steps (I didn’t seal them as I wanted to avoid a slippery finish) and then spray painted the side supports black. That’s it.
I’m just going to consider the water stains and splatters intentional weathering. 😉
Not revolutionary or anything but I think it looks less IKEA and fits in a bit more with our style. I’ve seen some impressive hacks with this stool, like actually turning into a kitchen tower but that is not happening here. If I need a lumber cut list, it is pretty much off the project table. Sorry kids!
If you’re worried about it being sturdy enough (which at this price point, I wondered), I can vouch for it. I’ve waddled my very pregnant self right on up to reach our tallest kitchen cabinets. So, 5 stars and big baby bump seal of approval.
Now if I can just get these kids to actually load the dishwasher I’ll be all set!