Vintage Vanity Stool Makeover

25 April
I have another stool makeover to share! My garage seems to be reproducing stools at the moment!

vintage vanity stool

I found this sweet little vanity stool at a garage sale a couple of weekends ago for just $2.

Like many projects I have, it was in very poor condition. It had some surface rust starting on the swirly metal legs.

And the seat (once gold velvet) was worn completely bare! Not sure what that brown spot is... not sure I want to know either... in the garbage it went!

The foam underneath was still in pretty good condition so I just covered it with a piece of plain white recycled sheet.

I used a piece of this old chenille bedspread to finish the seat. I found this bedspread at an estate sale, it had already been cut so it's perfect for projects like this!

I gave the legs a coat of metallic gold paint, attached the seat, and then I added some white pom-poms to finish it off!

Now I wish I had a vanity to go with it!

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  1. Love, love, love it!

  2. It's so sweet and romantic looking! Yes, a vanity would finish it off nicely! But i'll bet someone has a vanity at home needing this stool, so if it's going to the antique booth, it won't be there long!

  3. That is adorable Tania! And I love the way you finished it! Someone will buy that in a heartbeat!

  4. Lucky!! Where are you finding all these adorable stools? Love them all!

    1. My garage is having stool babies!!! Ha Ha!


  5. Love the chenille you used to cover the seat.

  6. Love this! Absolutely perfect!

  7. I'm totally in love with this stool Tania. Love the chenille you used on the seat. It's perfect!

  8. This is perfectly sweet! I have a very similar vanity stool that I, too covered with chenille. Now I just may have to add some ball fringe ;) Blessings, Cecilia

  9. Your vintage vanity stool makeover is just adorable. I picked your chenille covered stool as my feature this week at Vintage Charm. Here is what I said "Tania at Little Vintage Cottage found a sweet vintage vanity stool at a garage sale for two dollars. Then she set about to transform it in splendid vintage style using part of a white chenille bedspread to cover the cushion. To top it off she trimmed the cushion with ball fringe. It is adorable and I would love to have one just like it. Pay Tania a visit to see her delightful Vintage Vanity Stool Makeover."

  10. I love this. Anything that looks like its from the 50's era just melts me. Chenille was the perfect choice.
    :) gwingal


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