Upcycled Chair Stool Seat
Every chair should be a throne and hold a king. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hello, Salvage Sister and Mister fans! It’s Christina from Christina Faye Repurposed. Great to be here again to share my latest upcycle project with you.
My husband and I were driving home from running errands one afternoon when suddenly, I saw what appeared to be a leg (a furniture leg, haha) peeking through the tall grass on the side of the road. Of course, I had to stop to investigate! And there it was. A chair seat all alone and abandoned. It did not have its back, but that’s okay! I grabbed it up and placed it in the back of
This is the before:
The chair seat was all wood and very sturdy, the legs were not damaged at all. I had just finished an upcycled cabinet for my living room and I needed a small piece to go beside it. It was near the front entrance, so I decided a stool would be perfect. I knew the grandbabies would enjoy it at least!
It appeared that someone started painting it white, so I decided to stick with the white.
UPCYCLED SEAT SUPPLIES
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- Waverly Chalk Paint in White
- Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Barn Red (You will see why later)
- Wooster Silvertip Paintbrush
- Gator 220-grit Sandpaper (a sanding sponge like this can work really well)
- One Yard of Fabric (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)
- Staple Gun
- Furniture Tacks
- Square Foam Piece (Hobby Lobby)
- Spray Adhesive
- Dixie Belle Clear Wax
- First, I wiped down the chair seat with Lysol Wipes (and here is a non-toxic version), to sanitize it. I applied two coats of the white chalk paint to the legs as I wanted it to look worn. I did not paint the seat because my plan was to add a cushion.
- The piece of foam I purchased was square (I used my 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby). My husband was nice enough to help me out with the stool upholstery part of the project. He sprayed the back of the foam with adhesive before placing it on the seat to give it extra security to stay in place.
- He cut the fabric down to the size of the chair seat, leaving about ½ inch overhang to staple to the bottom.
- The fabric was stapled to the bottom of the seat. (Here are some tips on reupholstering.)
- For a final touch, I attached furniture tacks around the bottom of the fabric to jazz it up a bit! (These were on sale at Hobby Lobby for 50% off).
- After the reupholstering was finished, I wasn’t feeling the white I chose for the legs. It just seemed washed out. Sometimes as a creator, the vision in our head is not always the one we stick with. I decided to use Dixie Belle Barn Red. I gave the legs two coats of the red.
- The red looked so much better with the fabric I chose! This little charmer gets lots of compliments from guests! They also get a kick out of hearing me tell the story behind it. One of the reasons why I love upcycling so much! Every piece has a story <3
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We love the projects Christina shares with us each month. Just in case you missed some of her other fabulous projects, here they are:
And a few of our upcycled projects:
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