Vintage Sewing Stool Makeover

I really love ‘treasure-hunting’! That is what I call it when I am shopping flea markets, thrift stores and garage sales. My last trip to Canton Trade Days in Canton, Tx ‘treasure-hunting’, I was able to find a few items to redo! It was an impromptu trip, on my way to Dallas for a baseball tournament, so I did not go with the intention of getting a huge haul! I was just able to grab a few things that peaked my interest!

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Well today I am going to focus on this…. the Sewing Stool! While I will tell you that my daughter loved it as is…because leopard is a major trend right now…

I definitely had other plans for it!

I started by painting the stool with a homemade Chalk Paint in Cottage White. It took 2 coats to get complete coverage. I then decided that I wanted to paint the inside for some contrast. I had a can of Rust-Oleum Chalked Spray Paint in Charcoal from another project, so I decided to use that to add a dark contrast on the inside of the stool! I then sealed the entire stool with a coat of Annie Sloan Clear wax.

Next I would tackle the cushion. Yep, that is exactly why I wasn’t going to keep it the way it was…it was a little gross underneath. It appeared that the original vinyl cushion was covered by the leopard material and had seemed to wear off on the vinyl over the years. Based on the smell, I would guess that this little guy spent quite some time outdoors! I ended up replacing the cushion all together.

I had some material left over from a project that I did in my guest bedroom that had the same charcoal gray that was in the inside of the stool. I just used my trusty staple gun and attached the fabric to the stool top.


The final product!

This was such an easy upcycle project and only took a day to complete! If only all of them were so easy! 😉

Until next time friends!

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