Easy peasy colorful children’s stool

I love DIY projects and IKEA hacks ! Recently I went to IKEA, and let’s be honest, I went quite mental.

I can almost remember my hubby sighing with despair when he wondered: “Do we need all those stuff?”

“Yes of course, love. We DO. Load the car now.”

That’s the thing with IKEA, everything is awesome and there is absolutely no way you come back home with empty hands.

But I also like having unique furniture. So here comes my passion for IKEA Hacks!

So recently I decided to hack the little FLISAT stool and I’m super happy with the way it turned out. My little one just loves it.

FLISAT children's stool - colorful kids stool
IKEA items used:
  • FLISAT children’s stool
  • ÖVERALLT trivets
  • IKEA brush
Other materials and tools:

How I hacked the FLISAT children’s stool

Step 1

Assemble the FLISAT stool. You don’t need any tools. Can’t be easier.

FLISAT children's stool
Step 2

Use a pencil and ruler to trace a straight line in the middle of the cork trivet before you cut it.

divide the cork trivet
Step 3

Use a hand saw to cut each trivet where you marked it. For a nice result it needs to be perfectly straight.

cut into half
Step 4

Make a mark on the stool where you gonna place the smaller circular arc.

measure placement on the children's stool
Step 5

The smaller arc is going to be screwed on the stool top and glued. Use a drill to pre-drill where you are going to screw it.

predrill screw holes
Step 6

Paint each arc with the colors you want to create a nice rainbow!

paint the arcs
Step 7

Glue the smaller arc with epoxy glue. Take care, it dries super fast!

glue the arc
Step 8

Screw the smaller arc on the stool top, and then glue the 2 others arcs on the stool. Glue each arc one after the other, using the epoxy glue. Let it dry for an hour. Your rainbow FLISAT children’s stool is done!

fasten with screw

If you like our rainbow FLISAT stool, don’t hesitate to check our full article and the video tutorial on the blog.

FLISAT children's stool with rainbow back

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~ by Candice, Shake my DIY.