A couple years ago, I bought a little stool at a thrift shop. I intended to recover it, because the fabric on it was awful! Well, I finally got around to doing it, and I used leftover fabric from my beautiful chair to do it. I just love it now!!
|Finished stool with my chair.|
I could lie and say I planned for the pattern to match up the way it did, but honestly, that was just a happy accident. I’m thrilled that it does though!
The wood on the stool and the wood on the chair are not the same, but I think the finish color on both are close enough that they look good together.
|Just little close-up of the two.|
When I saw the stool at the thrift shop, I didn’t know what I was going to do with it, but for $6, I couldn’t walk away from it. It sat in the corner for a long time after I ripped the original fabric off it. This is what it looked like when I bought it.
|How it looked when I bought it.|
Kind of cute. But the fabric was nasty, and who knew how much dirt and crud was under it, so the fabric had to go.
|Ripping off the fabric.|
The finish of the wood looked promising. In fact, other than the sides where all the tacks had been, the finish was perfect. That’s part of the reason I didn’t reupholster it before.
|Looking good, but the edge is really beat up.|
After I took off the rest of the fabric and pulled all the tacks and staples, I left it like this for a long time…a couple of years actually. I had bought fabric for it, but never bothered to do anything with it. (I’m detecting a pattern of buying fabric for projects, and then not actually using it…hmmm…)
|Close up of it all finished with new fabric.|
I thought about reupholstering it when I set it under my chair to get it out of the way, and inspiration struck. I had the extra cushion from when I did our dining chairs, and I had extra fabric from the chair! I also had trim from when I redid the lamp shades. I had everything I needed, so this was going to be a ZERO DOLLARS project!
|All finished and looking good!|
I don’t know if anyone will ever actually use the stool, but I really like how they look together. What do you think? Better? Cute?