Project: Upholstering Stools

First I must apologise for not commenting on everyone's blogs, for some unknown reason, I am having problems with Blogger. I even managed to lose Lily's comment from my last post, the other three showed up and Lily's just disappeared completely!! Sorry Lily, X.
 
Now on to my project . . . my kitchen stools.
 

First I removed the top from the base.
 
 
Then proceeded to remove all the staples . . . I found they come out easier if I lift with a screw driver UNDER the fabric.

 
So many to remove, stabbed myself twice, so if you are attempting this make sure your hands are clear of the ruddy screwdriver . . . it hurts and there's lots of blood!!

 
I made a pattern using the previous cover and double checked all my measurements.
 
 
Cut out the pattern, pinned and sewed the two end panels in place.
 

 Pulled it over the top and stapled it down, then cut a square of black fabric, folded the ends under and stapled it to cover the raw edges.
 
 
Then screwed the top back on the base . . . and hey presto, my finished stools.
 

Comments

  1. They look great! What a nice way to change the look in a room without buying new furniture! I hope your fingers are better now, that sounds painful!

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    1. Thanks, I seem to do this on a regular basis to these stools, I have had them since the 80's and they are so well made I don't think the base will ever wear out. LOL! This is the fifth recover. I have two stabs on the left hand which are recovering quite well but the big burst blister on the palm of my right hand from the handle of the screwdriver is still very sore, stings every time I immerse it in water...but it's not stopping me from enjoying myself. :)
      Hugs,
      X

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  2. Hi, it looks awesome! I know what you mean about the stabbing, I have experience too, unfortunately, it really hurts doesn't it! But, the result is great! xx

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    1. Thanks Night Owl, I have been thinking of tackling the cushions on the chairs next . . . so pleased I bought enough fabric. :) Oh yes, the air went blue for a little while, but all is okay now.
      Hugs,
      X

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  3. Wow, these look so good! Your vacation really gave you a renewed zip for creativity.

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    1. Thanks Isabelle .. . yes I'm feeling really inspired . . . it is spring here now, so I guess that's helped revitalise me too, you know how much I enjoy the warmer weather. :)
      Hugs,
      X

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  4. Hello Sandy,
    Terrific job on the stool. It looks great and I love the fabric.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac,
      Thank you, I love the fabric too. There are three stools and they are now sitting pretty at my kitchen bench! :)
      Hugs,
      X

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  5. Love the fabric the stools look fantastic and will suit your kitchen theme really well xx

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    1. Thanks Pooklet, you could say the chooks are running wild around here now! Almost finished the four chair cushions and placemats to match. :)
      Hugs,
      X

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