DIY Makeovers That Transform The IKEA Bekvam Step Stool

The versatility of numerous IKEA pieces has been proven time after time. We’ve analyzed how shelves, bookcases and spice racks can be repurposed and transformed and we enjoyed every single example. Now it’s time for the Bekvam Step Stool to take the spotlight so let’s see what these IKEA hackers managed to do with it.

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One way to transform the step stool and to give it a bit of colors without using paint is with washi tape. Pick a color that you like and use it to give the stool a makeover. You can do this with the stool still together but it would be easier to pull it apart.{found on fellowfellow}.

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If you want, you can also use paint. If you only want to paint a portion of the stool, use tape to delimitate the area. Then paint the area you want to be colored, remove the tape and let it dry.{found on yesterdayssweetheart}.

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Paint can also be used in combination with a decal. For example, use the decal to create an interesting contrast of colors or to simply make the stool look more interesting. First, pick a decal and apply it on the stool. Paint directly over it, remove the decal and, once the paint is dry, apply two coats of satin poly acrylic.{found on ikeahackers}.

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Spruce up the step stool with a few elegant stripes. Use tape to create the design you want and then apply two coats of paint. Remove the tape and let the paint dry. You can experiment with different colors and designs.{found on freckleschick}.

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Or take it apart, paint the base/ frame a color that matches your kitchen and let the kids use the stool to reach the sink or the top shelves. Similarly, use it in the bathroom is the sink is mounted too high for the kids.{found on housetweaking}.

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Two IKEA Bekvam step stools can be put together to make a childseat. First, build one of the stools according to the instructions and make the base for the chair. Then cut the sides of the other step stool to make the armchair and the backrest. You can also paint it or add a comfy seat cushion.{found on ikeahackers}.

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Or use three of these step stools to build a cook bookcase. Paint them, stack them and secure them together. It’s a simple and affordable way of storing your books and magazines in your favorite reading corner.{found on bhg}.

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Dip the legs of the stool in paint for a quick and easy makeover. You can either use tape to get straight lines or, if you prefer a more natural, imperfect look, use a paint can and nothing more. Elevate the stool off the floor until the paint it dry.{found on copycatchic}.

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Given the design and dimensions of the step stool, you can easily transform it into a nightstand. Paint it a lovely color that complements your bedroom and that’s pretty much all you have to do. Or if you’d like to use it in the kitchen or in the dining area, you can transform it into an Ikea bar cart.

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In the bedroom, you can also use these steps stools as clothes stands. All you have to do is add a strip of wood and a wooden hanger. This idea can also be used for the dressing room.

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Or you can use the stool as a side table. Maybe it can hold a potted plant, a stack of books, a vase or a picture frame. It would be a lovely accent piece for the living room, balcony, hallway and basically any other room.

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In the kitchen, it can be more than a simple side table. You can outfit it with hooks and hangers and turn it into a cute little mini kitchen for the kids to play with while you’re cooking real food.{found on mommo}.

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If you want, you can give the stool a distressed finished and make it look vintage. It would be used around the dining table where it would be an interesting accessory.