DIY Bathroom Stool

I’ve been obsessing all the beautiful bathroom stools I’ve noticed popping up in bathrooms on Pinterest and in magazines.  So, I decided to create my own DIY bathroom stool.

DIY Bathroom Stool

Before I share my tutorial, check out these great bathroom stools which are not only cute but really practical (and the reason I became obsessed with bathroom stools in the first place)! I love the simplicity of this stool, and it’s the perfect towel holder from Remodelista:


This stool from Young House Love holds books and a candle to make your bath perfectly relaxing.


And stools can be a great place to add a pretty floral arrangement and instant decor like this stool from Unexpected Elegance:


I also went virtual shopping and found some pretty amazing stools that would work so well in my bathroom:

Pretty Accent Stools for Decor

Caden Leather Stool | Pottery Barn

Stool Made of Teak | LEFLiving

Dorchester 1-Seat Bench | Ballard Designs

DipDyed Stool | Serena and Lily

Lacquer Louis Stool | Ballard Designs

I gave myself the challenge to DIY a stool to look like one of these high-end stools. I found an unfinished wood stool on Amazon (affiliate link) that had the perfect bones (this is why I call this a “sort of” DIY project): The stool came already assembled, which was such a bonus!

Bathroom Stool BEFORE I used Varathane Weathered Gray Wood Stain to cover the entire piece.

Varathane Weathered Gray I have a bag full of gloves to save my hands (and manicure!) when I stain.

Using gloves for staining I used a lint-free rag (aka: old t-shirt) to apply the stain.

Staining Bathroom Stool I used two coats.

Gray Stain Once the stain was dry, I taped off the bottom part of the stool’s legs.

Marking the legs for dipping

I used Rustoleum’s Brushed Metallic in Fool’s Gold and painted the legs that I had taped off to give them the gold-dipped appearance.  I would have used gold spray paint if the weather was warmer.  This paint works well, but it does require several coats to get the full gold effect.

Rustoleum's Gold Metallic

Adding Gold Dipped Legs

After your paint is dry, removed the tape and your stool is done!

Bathroom Decor

Now I have a pretty plant, a hand towel, a bar of soap, and a book easily accessible during my bubble baths!

Bathrooom Stool DIY

Previously I had an old chair sitting next to the tub, but this stool looks so much prettier!

Master Bathroom Decor

Go create something!

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