I found a great stool at IKEA that fit the bill, but they didn’t have it in the colour we wanted, so I decided to paint it.
Then I used this apple red indoor/outdoor latex paint I found at the hardware store. I used a small foam brush to apply a thin coat all over and let it dry for a few hours. I applied a second coat, let it dry completely and then did any touch ups. The expert in the paint department recommended this paint for its durability, however if there are any scratches, I can touch it up with the leftover paint.
Speaking of my favourite little pup, next up on 10 Tasks in 10 Days, I’m making Whiskey a new dog bed. See you tomorrow!
UPDATE October 2014: I repainted the stool with Behr’s Marquee One Coat Paint in “Recycled Glass”.