DIY Slip-Resistant Kid Furniture

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plasti Dip. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tap tap- is this thing on? Is everyone surviving their quarantining or partial-quarantining? I think most of us around the world have been inside the house a lot more than normal over the last several months, am I right? I don’t know about your kids but mine have been on a mission to figure out every possible thing inside my house that they can turn into something else. “Oh a couch? No problem. This is now my wrestling ring. Oh a table? This is now my pretend airplane.” I have had to relinquish a lot of my own control complex and let them use their imaginations as much as my anxiety will allow.

After all, getting creative with activities inside of our house is the new normal for the foreseeable future. All bets are off.

Speaking of activities… most of the floors in our house are hard surfaces, especially downstairs where we all are most of the time. My kids are the masters of finding new and inventive ways to repurpose furniture as play things. It’s like nails on a chalkboard hearing them slide dining room chairs or a little table across the floor. Not only do I have to tell them to stop 1 million times but I’m always worried it’s going to scratch the floor. For way too long I had no idea that a product like Plasti Dip Craft existed! What’s that? You don’t know what it is either? Let me change your life.

This stuff is so cool. It is a sprayable rubber coating that protects surfaces, and resists scratches or dings. Since Plasti Dip is a flexible coating, it won’t crack, chip, or become brittle. I used the Plasti Dip Craft line which is an extension of the original Plasti Dip line. It is so easy to use and was specifically created for DIY, home decor, or anything around the house.

My first thought when I learned of this product was to make the legs of my kids’ favorite stools “no-slip”. These are the stools they use most often and the stools they also love to push around the floor. No more, my friends. Not only are the stools super cute now with legs that are a sort of imperfect white ombré style, But they don’t slip or skid on the floor easily (by accident OR on purpose). Mission accomplished!

Here was my painless process:

  1. I took the stools outside to a well ventilated area to spray the legs.
  2. I sprayed a generous coat on each leg until they had a shiny “plastic” looking appearance.
  3. I allowed dry time of 30 minutes between each of the three coats I applied.
  4. I let the stools dry for several hours (well over the recommended minimum of four hours) before bringing them inside for use.
  5. The babies enjoyed their rejuvenated stools!

So where can you buy this magical product?

Get yours at Amazon or Plasti Dip Craft can be purchased online at Michael’s, Home Depot, Blick Art Materials, Walmart.com, Awarehousefull.com, & in store at Michael’s and Blick Art Materials. I still have several cans and I can’t wait to brainstorm more ways to use Plasti Dip Craft. The possibilities and project ideas are truly endless.

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