Sunday, August 11, 2013

From Trash To Treasure - A Stool Makeover

You know its your lucky day when you find an old junky stool on the side of the road! Oh yeah, we were lucky like that! We literally took someone elses trash and made it into a sweet little treasure...for free, well almost!
Just a little paint and a piece of fabric and we've got a new stool to use in our bedroom.  It's best for putting on your shoes.
This is how it looked when we found it. Sad little beat up stool.  It was begging for a makeover! So.....
The top was all ripped up and stained with nail polish.  I'm sure it was well used by the looks of the poor ole thing!
I went to Walmart and got a little bit of fabric and a small can of paint to match our room.  Blues and browns.
First I took off the seat and painted the wood with the pretty blue paint and then aged it a bit with some stain.  I love doing that!
Next I took the sad little seat and covered it with the new fabric.  I added a layer of batting for some extra cushion.  I simply folded the fabric over the seat and used a staple gun to hold it in place.
Next I reattached the seat to the legs and it was ready to make an entrance into our room!
This whole little project only cost us about $8.  What a bargain for a sweet little stool to lend a "leg" when we put on our shoes!

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn
, The Self Sufficient Home Acre , The Chicken Chick,  Sew Can Do 

Craft-O-Maniac, Between Naps on the Porch, DIY Home Sweet Home
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Married Filing JointlyHome Coming,  The Princess and Her Cowboys

Not Just a Housewife, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,  Sugar Bee CraftsNew NostalgiaIt's your Life,   
Get Your Crap Together  ,  BeBetsy,  Fluster Buster

Clean and Scentsible, Lady Behind the CurtainFamily Home and Life,  Ducks n a Row, 
VMG206.  Herrban Momma

Bloom,  Two Yellow Birds DecorThe Busy B'sThe Taylor House.  52 Mantels,  Domesblissity,  Redfly Creations,   4 You With Love,  Sweet Haute

Lil’ Luna,,  Tatertots and JelloFive Simple Things,  Craftionary,  Diana Rambles


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  1. Beautiful update! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers!

  2. such a pretty fabric DeeDee, looks great!

  3. The stoll is adorable I like the color and fabric you chose. We host a link up on Wednesdays you should stop by.

  4. Love the color of blue you chose for the wood and love the fabric too! Great makeover. Thanks for sharing!

    Katie @ The Casual Craftlete

  5. Love your blog. I just followed you and hoping you'll follow back :)

  6. I love it, why can't I ever find a gem like this.

    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays With a Twist.

  7. This came out great, excellent job….I wanted to invite you to share this at my linky party going on now. Hope to see you there…

    Christina at
    Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share Linky Party

  8. Awesome! I need to do some dumpster diving to find a stool or chair to dedo. LOVE this! Thanks!

    Stopping by from Domesblissity hop.

  9. It turned out great! I need to find a stool like this to makeover for a piano bench! I've featured this on my blog today if you'd like to stop by -

  10. I'd love to have you share this or any of your amazing posts at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. It starts Friday's at 6pm, hope we see you there!


  11. Wow, I LOVE projects where the costs are so low yet they turn out as if I paid big bucks! Well done! Thanks for sharing at the Project Stash!

  12. GREAT makeover! Your stool looks fantastic!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Back to the Basics for Tuesdays with a Twist!
    Come on over and share your new posts.


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