Barstool Makeover

3 Materials
$60
2 Hours
Easy

It is so crazy to see what a little paint and fabric can do to some furniture. With imagination, paint and fabric, possibilities can really be endless. I was looking for some new bar stools that had backs on them, but I didn’t want to spend a fortune on them. I found these ordinary stools on Facebook marketplace for just $30.

At first I wanted to do something fun and out of the box, so I bought some yarn and began wrapping. But the more I looked at it, the more I thought spray painting them white was the way to go.

Although this was a fun and interesting design, it just looked too harsh against all the white in the space.

After seeing them white, I knew keeping them simple would be the way to go. So I began covering the cushions with a faux leather fabric.

I cut the fabric with some excess to ensure I could secure it to the underside.

I secured the back using a staple gun.


I then finished spraying the stools with a white spray paint and I couldn’t be happier with the finished stools.

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  • Brocho Brocho on Feb 16, 2020

    Great job! Is your gun stapler one of the typical kinds, as you show in your links, or is it more of a specific kind and there’s a reason you purchased that one?

  • Sophiatse1 Sophiatse1 on Mar 26, 2020

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  • Claire Shoemaker Claire Shoemaker on Feb 15, 2021

    You know I really liked your first attempt. I appreciate that it might not have fit in your particular space but it was really stunning. Good job on the white bar stools too. I love the seat contrast.


  • Jody Price Jody Price on Feb 16, 2021

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