I just adore the shape of this chair and the fact that it swivels is a huge bonus! The pink chair would be perfect in my little girls room. Unfortunately, I don't love the price tag: $229.00!! What??? Sorry Pottery Barn, you and I both know I am too thrifty to spend that kind of money on a stool.
As I was browsing through the pages of Craigslist, I hit the jackpot! Well maybe not a jackpot, but seriously how lucky could I get?? Take a look at this:
Look kind of familiar? This is where you scroll up and check out how similar this stool is to the Pottery Barn stool. Oh yes I am EXCITED!! The price tag on this beauty: $40.00!!!!
My plan is to paint it white and re-upholster the seat. Easy peasy! (By the way I have never upholstered anything in my life)
I first took the chair off the base. Good so far.
I then get to removing staples. Who knew that such a small piece of furniture could hold so many staples! This experience has given me a whole new respect for people who upholster furniture for a living. 300 and something staples later (could be more, who knows! seemed like 1000!) and four cuts on my hands, all the staples are out!
This is the first time I have ever made piping. I did a little research online and found a process that seemed pretty simple. I first cut a strip of fabric about three inches wide that is the length of the area that the piping is going to go on. I then used some piping that I purchased from a fabric store for .25 cents a yard. Fold the fabric around the piping and secure with fabric pins. I then sewed it in place. Pretty simple!
In the mean time I also painted the base of the stool a nice white. Here it is:
I stretched, I stapled, I even broke out my hot glue gun, The result, I think, is pretty amazing for a first time upholsterer:
What do you think of the chair and the fabric choice? I love hearing from you!!