Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wicker Stool Makeover

I found this cute stool at the Goodwill store....it was $5.  The original price tag was on underneath and it was $34.99.  I thought it had some potential so it came home with me!
I didn't like how the pattern in the fabric wasn't centered.
I took it apart and it was pretty easy.
I took all the staples off the underside of the cushioned area and then used the fabric to make a pattern.  I found the brown circle fabric at JoAnn's for $3 a yard.  So for $1.50, I recovered the cushion, adding some thick quilt batting for extra padding.
I spray painted the wicker a satin black.  And I started stapling the new fabric cover on.  It was at this point that my cheap electric stapler started malfunctioning, firing two staples at the same time and making me feel rather cranky!
So I forgot to take any pictures of the process...but here is the finished product...
I am really liking it...I like how it looks with the leather chair.

18 comments:

beachcovejewelry said...

I like it! I always look for stuff I can change, though I don't think I would have bought that in the shape it was in before. Great job :) Goes great with the chair!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Love it!! What a great find!! You did a fabulous job!

Katie said...

It looks great! I love the black and brown together!

Laurie said...

I absolutely love your GW stool makeover!!! You did a fantastic job and it looks so classy and hip! It's great that you could see its potential and take advantage of a great deal. I'm a new follower and I'd love for you to come see me sometime at:
http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com

♥Laurie

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

What a great find!

I love how it looks with the black wicker and the new brown circle fabric!

So cute.

Thanjavur linking up!!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Love that chocolate brown fabric! Fantastic makeover! Looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. I greatly apprecite it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Sarah @ Hippie Mommie said...

Following from TTA! Love the make over. It turned out absolutely amazing!

Hope you can visit soon and enter in the giveaway!
www.treyshippiemommie.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Giveaways and More! said...

That looks great! Thanks for following me. I'm now a follower of your blog and can't wait to see some more projects like this one.

Untypically Jia said...

Gorgeous gorgeous!!!

Following from TTA!

http://colormeuntypical.blogspot.com/

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Looks fantastic. Great job. Love the fabric. Newest follower in the house from TTA. Would love if you'd swing by and say hi!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Great update with. I found you via TTA, stop by to see me sometime. I'm one of your new followers.

www.chicmodernvintage.blogspot.com

Heavenly Savings said...

Cute Blog! I’m a new follower! Happy Tuesday! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

The Florida Hogans said...

It looks awesome!!! I am new follower from TTA!

http://floridahoganfamily.blogspot.com/

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Your stool looks so great with your chair! I'm so glad you linked this to Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Ashley said...

Wow, what a great transformation. Its lovely! Thanks for linking up with 6 inches of Ribbon! come back this friday to link again!

Terrell said...

Oh this is truly fabulous!! I love the new look! Great job! Thank you so much for linking up at my party today at Frou Frou Decor! I hope you come back each week with more Fabulous Finds!
xoxo's
~Terrell @ FFD~

Meg said...

That looks so much better! I LOVE your fabric choice and it does go with the chair so well. Thanks for linking up to my first party on Friday! I hope you can come back again next week and share your projects!

LisaD said...

Oh my gosh that is beautiful!!!