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DIY Stool with Bunny Ears | Stool Hack DIY

Celebrate spring with this adorable DIY stool with bunny ears – it’s such a cute stool hack DIY!

DIY Bunny Stool Hack

Last fall I had this burning desire to make a little DIY bunny stool after seeing a stool with little animal ears in an advertisement for an airline.  A few days later, I spotted a sad, abandoned wood stool at the landfill:  

DIY Bunny Stool Hack

Obviously the Universe was on board with me making a DIY bunny stool too.  It was such a simple little stool hack DIY, but it turned out so adorable.  I have no idea why the heck I wanted to make this, but darn it if it doesn’t make me laugh every time I look at it…

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Those EARS! Is this not the cutest stool hack DIY of all time?

DIY Bunny Stool Hack

How to Make a DIY Bunny Stool:

After I lugged my new (old) stool home, I gave it a light sand and a wash and then let it dry.  It was grimy and chipped and needed a fresh coat of paint.  Next Handy Hubby and I free-hand sketched two lopsided rabbit ears onto scrap plywood and, using a jigsaw, cut them out.  Then we pre-drilled some holes in the stool.

DIY Bunny Stool Hack

I lightly sanded the edges of the ears for a smooth finish (you can also add some edge band), and then we affixed them to the stool, screwing them in from the bottom.  Easy peasy.  Safety Note: if you’re making this for a little one – or have kiddos in the house – space the ears such that they cannot trap any part of their bodies between the ears.

DIY Bunny Stool Hack

It was already (chipped) white and I liked the white so I painted it – ears and all – with a fresh coat of glossy white spray paint.  I was tempted to draw a face but my Mom said it would look more Scandi – and less kiddie – if I kept it simple and white.

This DIY bunny stool is the cutest thing ever and I have absolutely no legitimate use or need for it, but I have been using it for six months as a plant stand.  Picture a sweet little bunny face – or one in the shape of a fox! – for a sweet addition to a kid’s play room.

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This stool hack DIY is so silly, but so perfect for spring, right?  I’m ready…

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6 Comments

  1. Cassie Bustamante
    March 23, 2017 / 11:32 am

    this is seriously the cutest little thing ever!

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      March 24, 2017 / 12:49 am

      Thanks Cassie! So happy you like it šŸ™‚

  2. Pattymac Knits
    March 24, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Totally adorable! If I find a little stool, I will have to make this!

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      March 25, 2017 / 2:24 am

      Thank you! I had waaaaay too much fun with this project – I just could not stop giggling while we cut out the ears. Everything is better with bunny ears.

  3. Laura
    May 11, 2020 / 7:15 am

    love this….could i use it for a children’s chair?

    • May 11, 2020 / 10:54 am

      I don’t see why not! It would be super cute for that šŸ™‚ I’d just suggest that you make sure the “ears” are sanded really well so they’re smooth and perhaps choose a low or no VOC paint. And make sure the stool you hack is stable and sturdy to begin with. Those are my only suggestions; the ears actually make a perfect little chair back – they’re super sturdy once affixed.

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