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I’m in the home stretch of my latest DIY project and hoping to share it in the next few days! In the meantime, I wanted to share a quick DIY I did for that project that was so easy but came out so cute!
I’ve seen these adorable knitted stools floating around Instagram and Pinterest but sadly they’re a little out of my budget. I originally ordered this upholstered footstool but it was so much tinier than it looked online, like baby sized. I tried to make it work but if I’m still not happy after staring at it for a few days, I know I’m never going to like it.
On a recent lunch break, I was wandering my local Ross and stumbled upon a super cute stool with gold dipped legs (kind of like the one I made for my vintage vanity DIY). The one problem, the seat cushion was super puffy and furry and not quite what I was looking for. I threw it in my cart to think about while I continued to wander.
I mean look how hairy this bad boy (girl?) was! In my perusing, it hit me that I could easily cover the puffy fur with sweater fabric to get much closer to that knitted look I’ve been pining for! So, I picked up this inexpensive ($10!) cream colored sweater in the largest size I could find.
When I got home, I busted out the staple gun and got to work. I slipped the sweater over the stool, fur and all, and then stapled along the underside of the seat. Being lazy and not wanting to measure anything, I just stapled and cut off the excess sweater as I went along. I also used roofing nails, because that’s what we had, and a hammer to attach the fabric to the corners where it was bulkier.
And that’s it! I love how easy it is to recover a stool and completely change the look of it. Total cost was $35 and compared to the $100+ price tag I’ve seen on the ones I love, that ain’t bad! I can’t wait to share the rest of this project, it’s been a long time in the making!
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