3 Cool DIY Step-by-Step Stools You'll Want in Your Home

The only piece that was missing in your living room...

By Leah Fried

Step 1: Spray paint table legs

Once they're painted, set them aside and allow to dry.

Step 2: Trace a wood round on a foam cushion

Set the wood round on top of the foam cushion and draw a circle around the wood round with a marker.

Step 3: Cut out the foam circle

Cut out the circle you just drew on the foam. You can use a serrated knife for this or a small saw if you wish.

Step 4: Glue the foam to the round

Glue the foam cushion to the top of the wood round.

Step 5: Cover the cushion

Cover the cushion with cotton batting. Wrap it around so that there is a good 1/2 or so that tucks under the wood.

Step 6: Add the fur

Place your wood round and cushion down on the Mongolian fur and pull the fabric around both of them.

Step 7: Staple it all together

Staple the fur and the batting to the wood round the entire way around.

Step 8: Cut away any excess fabric

Cut away the excess that isn't stapled.

Step 9: Drill holes for the legs

Drill 4 pilot holes into the wood round for the legs to go in. Make sure they are spaced evenly.

Step 10: Screw in the legs

Screw the legs into the holes you drilled making sure they are nice and sturdy.

Step 11: Make sure your stool is sturdy

Decide where you want to place the stool in your home.

Step 2: Detach the bottom from the top

You may need to detach the bottom from the upholstered part using a drill.

Step 3: Arrange ties on a circular pattern

Cut the skinny end off each tie and wrap the wider end around the bottom of the cushion.

Step 4: Sew or staple ties on top

You can also use hot glue to avoid the ties shifting around.

Step 5: Glue the edges to the bottom

Make sure ties are pulled taught and then secure them on the underside of the cushion.

Step 6: Create a mini tie top with a button

Hot glue the top to the center of the footstool.

Step 7: Reattach the the bottom

If you don't find the old holes, it's OK to drill new ones.

Step 8: Rest in the rays of your shining DIY

It's time to enjoy your masterpiece.

Next: From an old stool to a young beauty

Give your wooden furniture a new life.

Step 1: Sand the top of your wooden stool

Make sure its smooth and ready for the next step.

Step 2: Paint the stool a base color

This stool was prepped and spray painted lime green.

Step 3: Pick any stencil pattern you LOVE

This project is using the Summer Blossom Wall Art Stencil.

Step 4: Prepare colors and a rounded brush

Remember to brush off any excess paint on a piece of paper towel.

Step 5: Center your stencil

Use a removable spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place.

Step 6: Start painting in a circular motion

Please note: Too much paint will cause the design to bleed.

Step 7: Add details with additional color

You can paint a yellow center in the middle of the blossom.

Step 8: Reveal your masterpiece!

Remove the stencil carefully before you paint dries.

Step 9: Place your stool in your garden

Enjoy every moment of sitting on it and admiring your flowers.