Here is another little step stool that I picked up for a few dollars. Sometimes it sits near the door where it manages to collect a pair or two of shoes. Other times it holds books, magazines, plants and the mail. It's also great for those times you need a little extra height to reach something on a top shelf.
I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® using paint left over from other projects, French Linen, Paris Grey, Old Violet, and Old White. Finished with clear wax.