Recovered Bar Stool Seat Using Shower Curtain Fabric
The recovered bar stool seat is sporting fabric from a shower curtain. The fabric design is beautiful and the colors are bold.
Recovered Bar Stool Seat
Okay guys, if you looked at the photo and went ..”Oh my word! When is she going to run out of that fabric!”….I’m sorry. This is the last project using fabric from the $2 thrift store shower curtain. I promise. But maybe you said “Oh wow! That fabric is so awesome, I hope she never runs out”…..then you’re talking my language.
I went to My Favorite Junk Shop on Saturday and came home with a few goodies. I got the cane back bar stool for $5. I wanted it for myself. On the drive home from the shop I was thinking about “the fabric’ and wondering if there was a big enough piece left to cover the stool. Wouldn’t it be awesome painted a lipstick red or cool turquoise with that beautiful fabric on the seat!
It’s so darn hot here I don’t feel like working in the workshop or anywhere else. Well, yesterday afternoon I couldn’t stand it anymore. I headed down to the workshop and got busy on two projects. The JTS helped me out….a lot. We finally figured out how to get the covered seat off of the stool.
At one time there were castors on the bar stool but all that was left were broken thingies. The JTS removed them and then added plastic floor protectors.
The holes from the original wheel things were a little large so we used some DAP RapidFuse (my new fav adhesive, Amazon Affiliate link) to stick the protectors to the bottom of the legs.
Once I laid the fabric over the stool seat I decided painting was out. The original wood finish was perfect. I spruced up the finish with Howard’s Feed ‘n Wax ( Amazon Affiliate Link).
A list of my must have DIY supplies can be found here on Petticoat Junktion.
Covering a fabric chair seat is about the easiest DIY you can do. Cut the fabric to size with enough to cover the seat and staple to the underside. Start on one side then do the opposing side…then the remaining two sides….stretching the fabric tight as you go…then do the corners working the fabric free of wrinkles the best you can.
Nothing to it. It takes 10 minutes tops.
The stool in our kitchen being replaced by the cane back bar stool was wood and all white. The stool sits near the cook stove. Sofi often sits there and chit chats with the cook or draws pictures using the counter as a desk.
This bar stool looks so much better. And for $5! See what I mean about the original finish with the fabric? Looks great.
I cut the fabric piece so I could get a lot of that pretty red on the seat.
I took this shot so you could see where the bar stool is in relation to the stove and the cabinets. The door leads into the den…our main hangout.
See you tomorrow. Have a great day!