I liked it and it was simple enough and sturdy enough I knew that I could just paint it and it'd be perfect! We all know that the entire upstairs is mostly wood so more wood finishes is a bit much. So, color has been the way to go. I asked Madison and she said "pink"! So, when we went to purchase the pink, this is the one that she wanted. I have to say, it matches her lamps and a lot of the pink in the room so, might as well!
First, of course I sanded it all down really good. Though later I discovered maybe not as well as I had hoped. I had some worn down sandpaper and probably should have purchased new first. I had some trouble later on one of the legs. I think there was still a finish of some kind in a spot and there is some weird looking rippling. But, after fixing another spot, I called it quits and shall live with the imperfection for now.
Next, it had to have a good covering of primer. I used all Rust O'leum brand cans. Their primer and color. No big deal. This isn't anything fancy, just a step stool for Madi. I will say that the hardest part to cover was the bottom. It is really what the whole stool is made up of. Lots of crevices and curves to miss. So, it took a few layers to get it all covered.