Wednesday, October 27, 2010

DIY Wednesday

It's DIY Wednesday - stool edition!

I've had two stools (retro?! vintage?! second-hand.) for a while now. I couldn't decide what to do with them, as I love the fabric's pattern, but it's a little bit too faded. After brainstorming fabric styles (mod?! graphic?! vintage?!) and sources (Etsy?! Fabricville?! thrifted?!) I finally had a brainwave. Vinyl! I've had a meter and a half of red vinyl in my closet for almost a year... another forgotten project. Red vinyl? Sounds perfect to me!

I took the stools and the vinyl up to my mom's house over the weekend, and we tackled the project together. So easy! I recovered the stools, and Mom scrubbed down the legs and made them look shiny and pretty again. They had some rust spots, and I really didn't want to spray paint them. I don't mind a little rust - worn equals loved, right? Too much rush looks neglected. Neglected equals not loved.

The entire project took about half an hour. Since the stool tops are round and not square or rectangular, I had a little difficulty spacing out each of the creases. Hey, they have to be equal! :) The average joe might have been able to staple-gun those bad boys a lot more quickly.

Here they are:



What a difference, eh? I can't wait to get some use out of them, instead of the stools just taking up space. The red is a nice cheery pop of colour, too. Can't beat that.

Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. you and your mom rock. the stools look gorgeous!


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