Tuesday, October 8, 2013

retro kitchen stool makeover




I bought this old stool at an antique shop and my husband and I fixed it up. This model was not originally made with padding on the seat or seat back. The last owners apparently decided to put some on it, so they made wooden forms to staple the fabric to. When we took the fabric and padding off, it wasn't in terrible shape but since the wood was firmly attached I decided to recover it rather than trying to take all of the wood off. I sanded it down (when I bought it, it was painted with brush-on paint of some kind and it was very drippy) and then my husband spray painted it. Then I used some vinyl covered fabric to recover it. I'm really happy with how it turned out and it's the perfect height for our new kitchen island.

before:








and after:











****linking to: The 36th Avenue

9 comments:

Becky said...

I love it Gale!!! I bet every one of us has at least one memory of a stool like this!! Great job!

Lynn Murphy said...

What a sweet makeover. Its so much fun.

Marcy said...

Wow Gale! This is beautiful and did an amazing job with your alteration! Love this!!! Have a wonderful weekend! BCU

Cheryl said...

OMG'osh Gayle! This is awesome. The vinyl fabric you used is perfect! Love it!

Chris D. said...

I love this make over! That pattern has the perfect retro vibe to it! Thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

My stepmom has one of these. We used to all want to use it at the dinner table, but usually the youngest got it.
You did a fantastic job on it, wow. Love the fabric and that you changed the steps red :)
Awesome :)

rubybrambleburr said...

Gorgeous! Go you - really great job. I hope you had fun with it too :)

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

I love what you did with this stool.

Hugs,
Mary

P.S. Brown Coats Unite

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This is just adorable; what a wonderful job you did on it! :)

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