I always planned to paint the BEKVÄM Step Stool I bought before Christmas and finally got out the paint roller last week! I painted all the components before assembly - if you have put anything from Ikea together this is quite simple - even though I had lost the instructions and the online help seemed to be for a different version of the stool.
Halfway through I thought it might be a pity to cover up the lovely Aspen wood but once the Hearts Oilcloth was in place I was happy! I bought a metre of this for about 12 euros last Summer at Murphy Sheehy in Dublin. I only used a small amount for this project and stapled the cloth in place with a very cheap (and super dangerous) staple-gun from B&Q.
In the top photograph you can see Louis was helping me that day - and the gorgeous Spring flowers my friend brought me last week - the Hyacinths smell fantastic!