They say the barometric pressure can do this to a gal, otherwise I’ll blame the cabin fever. I made a video, yo. It’s long… who knew I had so much to say about upholstering a stool. BUT… it’s a legit real-time tutorial on how to take a dingy ol’ ratty upholstered stool from brown to beautiful. Here’s how the stool looked before:
In case you don’t have 15 minutes to kill watching my midsection on video (don’t ask… the only room with enough light wasn’t big enough to fit all of me AND all of the stool with my camera lens), here’s the accelerated version. Pull the ratty gimp and fabric off the stool and try to get the staples out. (I used this tool again (affiliate link)… genius.)
Remnant fabric for the win with these small projects- I used my powder room leftovers. Lay the fabric on top of the stool and staple around the edges being sure to pull tight on all four sides. If you want more intel on upholstery, poke around my other upholstery projects since chances are good I covered it there in more detail. To cover the staple line, your options are typically piping (read= sewing), nailheads or gimp. I liked the gimp for this stool, but that’s personal preference. Before I show you the big fancy shiny after shot, here’s the video. I let you off the hook when I’m pulling staples out, but it’s fairly close to real time.
I promised you an after picture so you’re saved from the whole video so here it is. Thoughts on the video (if you watched)? Do you like the full-length version or are you more inclined to watch a much more abbreviated take on the topic? For me it depends on the topic I guess…. growing pains.
That, ladies and gentleman, is what we do during a snow day. Listen carefully for 2 of my 4 children to show up announcing their potty needs. DIY with a full house…
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