I couldn’t reach the top kitchen cabinets so began a mission searching for a stool. I looked for something that would fit the kitchen motif which is light colored wood combined with dark but pretty orange accessories. Btw…I love orange right now and even painted part of the inside of my garage orange. I love playing with color!
I searched for a pretty stool and they aren’t that easy to come by. Most stools are made of metal or expensive.
I came across this iKea Bekvam step stool ($14.99) which was the perfect size for my needs. It came in a color called beech which is perhaps pine wood? I’m not a big fan of pine wood so the idea of staining was an option I attempted to spruce it up .
I carted it home and stained it orange using iKea’s red colored stain. Even though the shade is actually named red, if one coat is applied, the result is the perfect shade of orange.
—iKea also has other stain color options for those not as orange crazy as me.
I think the results are a great match for our kitchen.
A stool is something typically hidden in a cabinet but I love keeping this stool out and not having to hide it. This way it becomes another colorful accessory in my kitchen.
The stool also has a nifty carrying slot.
The other great thing is that this project took less than 10 minutes!