I love these custom Pottery Barn step stools for little ones but at $39 a pop plus $7 for the monogramming plus $8 for shipping… Well it works out to almost $60 for a stool- Yikes!
I figured out a way to make these for a fraction of the cost. I used my Silhouette machine to make my stool BUT I have ideas for those of you without one of these magic little machines too.
I found an almost identical stool at Target for $16.99. It comes in navy blue, pink or white.
I did try to buy a cheaper stool at a craft store originally but it was so wobbly and unsafe…. total waste of money. This stool from Target is very stable so well worth the $17 price tag.
I used the Silhouette to cut my little girl’s name out in pink vinyl. Pottery Barn uses Garamond lettering- I used Georgia.
And viola! Fifteen minutes later it was all done.
I think this adds a really cute touch to something very functional in the bathroom. Plus Maya loves seeing her name every morning. I am so happy with how this turned out and I hope some of you might be interested in customizing your own little step stool.
I think the name is cute but there are other options if you prefer little butterflies, race cars… whatever matches your bathroom.
If you do not have a Silhouette machine, not to worry.
I found tons of vinyl letters in various colors on Amazon for about $6 a pack.
I also found stencils to purchase at Joann.com for $5.99 plus there is a 50% off coupon out right now.
(I did see a few tutorials on pinterest for painting letters on wood. I will warn you that I tried three methods and all three were a giant bust for me. If you are artistic and not as craft-challenged as I am, you might take a look over there.)