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Easy Bar Stool Makeover

Happy Thursday, crafters! I hope you have lots of crafty plans for today.

DIY upholsteryUsually Thursdays are reserved for giveaways, but with all the giveaways last week, I thought I would do a little catching up instead today. Because I realized that I never posted about my craft room bar stools when I revealed my new digs. Darn! So I’m sharing them with you today because they’re kinda cute!

To save money while decorating my room, I gave a pair of old bar stools that we owned a face lift. {nothing beats thrifting at your own house, right?}

upholstered stool

I upholstered them using this easy upholstering tutorial. {after adding upholstery to my dining room chairs, i got into an “Upholstery Kick” and did these stools and a bench last fall} I used 1″ thick foam and some quality home decor fabric made by Waverly in a modern floral print.

upholstered chairsI did the corners differently than the tutorial because I finally figured out how to do the box corners. And oh my, box corners look so clean and professional! I think that’s the corner method I’m going to use for future upholstery projects. {yes, i just might already be plotting one}

If you haven’t seen my Craft Room, run over and check it out!

{Have you done any upholstery projects?}

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Very cute, Linda! That fabric completely changed the look of the stools. Love the fabric and color choice!! Great makeover project!

  2. 2
    Lani Derrick says:

    I have round bar stools, I like these so much better. I’m going to keep my eye out for a few with this seat style!

  3. 3
    Emily says:

    I am loving that blue & white fabric!

  4. 4
    Terri Ann says:

    Can’t wait for the post about how you pulled off those super hot box corners. Yes, it’s disturbing that I’m finding the corner treatment to be hot but that’s neither here-nor-there.

    Those stools look magnificent now! I need to go and find me some project furniture!

  5. 5
    Sasha F says:

    Hi Linda! Will you please share your Box Corner method? I agree they look very professional and I’d love to learn how to do it.

  6. 6
    Paula says:

    Love the pattern you picked out for your bar stools. I’ve been planning to redo our bar stools but I was thinking it may be cool to do a different pattern with each stool? What do you think? Do you prefer all one color or multi?

  7. 7
    SueAnn says:

    Those corners turned out wonderfully!! Well done
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  8. 8

    That looks super cute and I bet it is way more comfortable too!

  9. 9
    Barbara says:

    I am getting ready to reupholster some chairs that I have had for awhile…they need a change up….is there a video of how you do the box corners…I like those alot….

    Also, the black table and stools, (the ones in your tutorial for reupholstering) are exactly what I have in my kitchen. Did you get them at Ashley furniture. I’d love to redo those too….but am afraid to mess up the stools, just in case….I love that table and chairs.

    Thanks for your help with the box corners.

    Barbara

  10. 10
    Mayra says:

    How do you attach the foam bottom to the stool?

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