As a former faux finisher, mural/sign painter for 20 plus years, I jumped at the chance to get to work on something smaller. A client asked me to paint a step stool for her new Grandchild which resulted in kick starting a new branch of my work.
There are two styles of step stools I use, specializing in custom work. It can be a house you grew up in, favorite vehicle, college logos, pet, etc. The possibilities are endless. Add ons like leather, beading, fabric, etc. are not a problem. It boils down to your inspiration! They make great gifts, and last a lifetime.