Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Drab to Fab: Easy Upholstery Project

This was my first upholstery project.  It's a little stool that I found in the very last hour of an estate sale.  I thought it was a great little piece that would serve as both storage and extra seating in my craft area.  The fabric was cute, but I wanted to modernize it, so I upholstered right over the existing fabric with a remnant I purchased from Premier Fabrics (I love their selection of contemporary, vintage inspired prints).  The legs screwed right off, and were a cinch to spray paint. 

Full disclosure, I lost my "before" pictures, but I found a wonderful Etsy seller, April Love, who is selling the exact same vintage stool by Burlington Basket Company, and allowed me to use her photos.  She has her stool priced at only $38, which is a great deal, because I have seen these sell in the $55-$65 range.

Here's what the inside looked like before:

And here it is after:

This little stool holds a LOT of supplies:  

This project took only 45 minutes beginning to end!

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  1. This stool is adorable. I love the fabric that you chose. Thanks for visiting my blog last week. :) I love posting my finds & sales and hope they can help someone spot something good some time. :) Happy Holidays!

  2. The stool looks fabulous! You did a great job. Thanks so much for dropping by L'Heure Bleue At Home.

  3. People always say how easy it is, but I've never tried to upholster anything. You've inspired me :)

  4. I LOVE THIS!! wishing I had my moms old sewing stool--it was wonderful!

  5. oh you are good. Love the new look. dawn suitcase vignettes