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Well, here we are at the third and final project of the Rehash Your Trash Blogger Showdown. The first two projects took a tad longer than I’d hoped/expected but this last one was a breeze! I had a small, black IKEA dining chair hanging out in the basement.
After separating the chair back from the bottom I sanded down and stained the painted wood to give the piece a rustic-chic feel.
At a thrift shop here in town I picked up some pretty dragonfly fabric. You know those euro sham cases that always accompany comforter sets? I see them all the time at thrifts because most people don’t have big, square pillows on their beds. They are perfect for small upcycled projects like this one.
I ripped the seams between the front and back pieces of fabric and wrapped it around a piece of foam I’d cut to size. A few shots of spray adhesive kept everything in place while stapling the fabric to the wooden seat.
I added some pillow stuffing to plump out the sides. It took a bit of patience to make sure all the lines stayed straight. When the upholstering was done, I put the seat back onto the base and secured it with screws.
Pairing the stool with it’s modified chairback creates a unique yet functional hall tree for a small entry space. This would also make a nice addition to a bathroom, office or kid’s bedroom ~ just play with paint colors and fabrics to suit your own space.
What do you think? Is this something you’d use in your own home?
Now it’s time to head over to check out what Evey whipped up for the challenge. Remember to leave a comment to vote for your favorite project!