The IKEA Benjamin stool is one of those super versatile pieces that comes in handy when you have kids. We use ours as stools, as the base for make-shift sensory tables, and as little tables for drawing or for snacks. They're looking a little beat up these days and could use a coat of paint or two.
But instead of just painting them, we saw this inspirational photo of a madeover Benjamin stool on a German site (So Leb' Ich), a custom masterpiece by the child of the house. We imagine some light sanding, a few coats of white paint and good black paint markers are all you need to pull this off. It elevates the ordinary into a personalized work of art.
Also check out this Benjamin hack which used two stools as legs for a play table.
(I checked the IKEA website and it doesn't look they're selling the Benjamin stools anymore, but perhaps you already have one at home.)
(Image: So Leb' Ich)