Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stool Makeover

It took me a little longer than expected to find a fabric to cover the stools I rescued from the garage.  I haven't been all too impressed with the local fabric store so I went hunting around in some unusual places to find a good deal on something that could double as a fabric cover.  Well, a little extra searching paid off.  I stumbled upon these really pretty towels (pictured below) at Target for $9.99 a piece.  I figured since one towel could cover both stools it was a pretty good deal (not a great deal, but pretty good).  Here is another peek at the stools before their makeover:

And here they are after:

Here's a shot of the stools pushed in:

And a closer look at the fabric:

I really like the spring-like feeling these stools bring to the dining room.  They are so soft and inviting - exactly what I was hoping for.  If you would like to try this on your own, here's how:

1. Find a great fabric (and don't forget to look in all of the "unusual" places).

2. Unscrew the seats of the stools and remove old fabric. (check out the new Vanna White!)

3. Pin old fabric to new fabric, and cut out the pattern.

4. Use a staple gun to attach new fabric.

5. Screw on new seat cushion.
6. For a fresh look, give your stools some white paint.
7. Stand back, and enjoy!


  1. i LOVE the fabric!!
    Looks great kate!!

  2. I love your fabric choice...its so much fun to find a different use for something else, your stools look amazing as well.

  3. Kate- cool idea. I like that that you used towels. I can picture them being extra soft !