Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sewing Stool Makeover

Hi Everyone! I found this old sewing stool at a church rummage sale in my neighborhood. Originally priced a $2...then marked down to $1 after 12pm. I was pretty proud of this score!

It is not in bad shape, but could most definitely use a makeover. I'll show you how I completed the stool makeover...keep in mind that I'm still fairly new at this (don't judge me! lol).

What I used:

* Fabric (probably 1.5 yards total, I'm not sure though)
* Acrylic Paint (I used black)
* Staple Gun (oh yeah!)

Optional: Mad present wrapping skills.

Step 1: Take apart the stool and remove all hardware. Shown below:

Hello random pink flip flop...

Step 2: Paint the inside of the stool and any outer hardware. I chose black:

Step 3: Begin the process of wrapping with fabric and stapling with the staple gun. I started with the top of the stool. I wrapped it like a present, making sure none was left uncovered. I folded in the edges and stapled the fabric to the top of the stool. (I tend to get a little staple gun happy...)

Step 4: Continue the wrapping process with the bottom of the stool. I started at the underneath portion and worked my way up. Don't forget to mark where your stool legs need to get screwed back in. You'll need to cut holes here. For my stool, I ran out of polka dot fabric, so I mixed it with the solid yellow. I like the color combo and it's what I had laying around :)

Step 5: Once all of the fabric is stapled in place attach the legs and any hardware. All done!

Just in case you wanted to see a side by side before and after:

I linked this at a party at The Blackberry Vine!


  1. WOW!!! Super cute!!! And you make it look so easy!!!

  2. Thank you! This project did require some patience :)

  3. Great deal on the chair and great job on the re-upholstery!

    1. Thanks! I was excited about the deal, and this was one of my first re-upholstery projects I did without my fiance! :)

  4. WOW! What a difference! Amazing and I love the fabric!x

  5. Thank you! I love polka dots :)

  6. Great job! Love the fabric you used. I think you should spray paint the legs pink too! But maybe thats just me, I can never have too much pink ;)

    Melissa @ http://mymeller.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks Melissa! I got the fabric for $.50 at a yard sale, it was a steal! I love your idea about painting the legs, thanks!

  7. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional link party. I've featured your sewing stool so head over and grab a brag button! I've also pinned you to my Tuesday Confessional Features board on Pinterest. Congrats!

    1. Thank you so much!!! I am very excited!



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