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Diy Stool Makeover

We're really into bar stools on The Home Front this week. Overkill? I take full responsibility. Last weekend I decided to makeover an old stool (really old) that belongs to my Grandma. It's been hangin' in her basement for years. Why this worked out so well?: it was cheap (about $29) and fast (took about 2 hours, minus the drying time!)

•1 quart of Sherwin Williams Extra White paint
•Stool (free - thanks Gram!)
•Staple Gun
•1 yard of fabric (I bought it on clearance at a local craft store = $7.98/yard)

How to :

Step 1. Remove seat with screwdriver and set aside.
Step 2. Wipe down the stool with a damp cloth (this guy was filthy!).
Sand the stool to smooth away bumps and rust.
Step 3. Give those legs a coat of paint. Set aside to dry.
Step 4. While paint is drying, start covering the seat with fabric. Measure, trim and secure fabric with staple gun. Set aside.
Step 5. Apply a second coat of paint and let it dry.
Step 6. Pop on the seat with that screwdriver... (note: I waited a day so the stool was completely dry)
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-- Krissy Tiglias

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