Vintage Bar Stool Makeover

If you've been reading along lately then you know that I have been working on all kinds of stool makeovers.

So far I have 7 done and ready to take down to my space at the antique mall.

Today I'm sharing the latest of those makeovers, this cute little vintage bar stool!

vintage bar stool makeover

I found it at a garage sale for $3.

Here is what it looked like before.

How do you like that ugly red carpet top?! ;o)

Once I took off the old cover I discovered that the foam underneath was badly stained and just gross so I used some nice, new, white foam and this vintage pillowcase from my fabric stash to make it a new seat.

I love these roses!

Then it got a flirty little skirt!

Next I had to figure out what to do about the feet... why they are gold when the rest is chrome I have no idea... but it didn't work for me.

So I cleaned them up and gave them a coat of hot pink paint for the "dipped" look!

The stool looked kind of out of proportion before it's makeover, the seat was so small and the rest so long and skinny.

I think the skirt and the dipped legs helps break it up a little.

What do you think?


Karin said...

I love it !

Melissa Stanley said...

Looks sew cute! (Ha - pun intended!) How much actual sewing is involved in this? I don't own a sewing machine!

The Vintage Dresser said...

Cute as a bugs ear!! The skirt definitely helps make it look more in proportion.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thanks Melissa! The only sewing I did was to join a couple of strips from the pillowcase together to make one long strip and then folded it in half lengthwise to create the ruffle and one last gathering stitch. Then I stapled it to the side of the stool. You could actually get away with no sewing at all if you just fold it over, run a gathering stitch along the unfinished edge by hand and staple it on!


Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you so much Karin!


Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Oh my gosh I love it! I passed up a stool at Goodwill today, now I wish I had bought it! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

VintageSouthernPicks Florence S said...

Hi Tania! I meant to comment yesterday. I love the fabric on the pretty! Love the skirt as well. Did you glue that on?

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you Florence :o) The skirt is stapled to the wood.


Angela Boone said...

Your stool turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thanks Angela!


Meg @ Hello Farmhouse said...

This is so stinkin cute! And whoa was it ever ugly before...! Glad you rescued and transformed this cutie!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thanks so much Meg!


Mary 120 Spring Street said...

This is delightful! Just discovered your blog when I saw your link at Sundays at Home, looking forward to reading more.


Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you so much Mary! I have been churning out stool makeovers quite a lot lately! Check out the "Before and After", "Furniture" category in my menu to see them all!


Diana Petrillo said...

Tania, your stool is just darling! Love how your makeover turned out and am glad you linked it up at Vintage Charm :)

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you Diana!