-low profile...easy to push/store under the table
-big enough yet small enough; I have boys ranging from 2.5-6.5, so tiny chairs wouldn't work, but neither would adult chairs
So off I went to Goodwill and happened upon these stools for $8/each. But they were adult size, so, much like the lego table, I had my father-in-law cut the legs down to be child size. Pretty ugly, no? Well, hold tight..that's about to change!
It was about this time that someone from Scotch contacted me about trying out a new painters tape they are selling. It's called Scotch Greener Masking tape...but here's the deal. It's not actually the color green. It's a more environmentally conscious tape!
Have you ever done a project with painters tape and while peeling it all off said "Holy crow...that's a lot of junk I'm throwing away for just one project"? I feel guilty every time I throw a bunch of tape away. But now you don't have to feel as guilty! Check out this from a recent press release about the new tape!
The new tapes are made with 56% renewable resources*, including paper backing made with 30% post consumer recycled content and adhesive made with natural, regenerating latex harvested from rubber trees. The tapes are manufactured using solvent-free and water-based processes. The tape core contains 87% post-consumer recycled fiber and the shipping cartons are made with 100% recycled fiber.
There are 2 different types of tape:
Scotch Greener Masking Tape for Performance Painting
Woodwork, wood cabinets, and trim
Scotch Greener Masking Tape for Basic Painting
Non-damageable vinyl, carpet, and wood
I used the medium-high adhesion for my project. And I even did an experiment for all of my readers! I used Scotch Blue Painters tape on one stool and the Scotch Greener Masking tape on the other...and performance of the Scotch Greener tape was as good, if not better than the Scotch Blue tape! Let's check out the results!
After sanding off the old varnish on the top, spraying with Rustoleum paint! **disclaimer** I let each boy pick out their own color...within reason
Crisp stripes from the Scotch Greener Tape!
And the stools in use with boy #2
So what do you think of the stools? Part of me still thinks they are ugly, but they are so perfect for kids seating because of the wide seat and solid base. I think I improved them if nothing else :)
Special thanks to Scotch for supplying me with this tape to try. If you'd like to help save the environment by using this tape, it can be found at home improvement stores!
**I was not paid to use this product, but was supplied with a sample to test**