Turn IKEA's Plastic MAMMUT Stool Into A Chic Stone Showstopper

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Are you looking to upgrade your home with some chic stone décor? If so, you can easily do so with a plastic IKEA MAMMUT stool. This stool costs less than $10, so you won't break the bank as you create a custom piece of furniture perfect for a small lamp or trinket tray. Aside from the MAMMUT stool, you also need some spray paint with a stone finish to achieve the results of this incredible TikTok hack. Since this IKEA stool is intended for children and is made from plastic, you can easily move it around your home, whereas real stone stools would be much more cumbersome to pick up and carry. 

Real stone stools are also on the pricier side, as you're paying for quality materials and expert craftsmanship. When creating stone furniture, a designer may need to use a mold or some type of wooden foundation, building around it with stone. But that's not the only reason it's expensive. Since stone can outlast other types of furniture, it tends to cost more as it doesn't rust or bend. However, you can create a chic DIY display stool, and it won't cost you more than $30. And, if you apply a primer before spray painting your plastic stool, the paint won't flake or chip, making your custom item very durable. 

Assemble your IKEA MAMMUT stool

Once you purchase your IKEA MAMMUT stool, all you need to do is assemble it and spray it with your Rust-Oleum spray paint. In the TikTok video, @homeofblondy explains that you want to use Rust-Oleum's "Stone" line, which comes in a variety of colors on sites such as Amazon. But before you start painting, you need to lightly buff the surface of your stool. This helps the paint adhere as you're removing the glossy finish on the stool's plastic. You also want to ensure your surfaces are clean before adding a coat of spray paint, and keep your can at least an inch away from your workspace to ensure your stool has a cohesive stone appearance.

Once you've completed this chic TikTik hack, you may be tempted to start decorating your new stool. Although spray-painted plastic will feel dry to the touch in just half an hour, it won't fully cure for another 24 hours. While IKEA hacks such as these are an excellent way of creating chic items that match any home's aesthetic, you should hold off on decorating it until then to avoid paint transfer. For safety reasons, aim to spray paint outdoors in fresh air. You should always be in a well-ventilated area, as spray paints contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Look for days with temperatures between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and avoid hot, humid days. You should also be mindful of spray painting in direct sunlight or when it's breezy.