A few months ago while browsing the flea market I came across a small, simple stool that was reasonably priced.
I looked past the scratched wood and dingy vinyl and saw true potential. Updating it with new fabric would be an easy option.
I removed the seat cover and cleaned every inch of the stool with a disinfectant.
Since the vinyl was in good shape I didn't bother to remove it. To recover, I simply placed the new fabric underneath the seat and went around it with my staple gun to secure the fabric in place.
After recovering the seat I decided not to paint the wood. I love the look of the dark wood against the light walls.
As you can see I haven't jumped off the chevron train. I love this upholstery-weight fabric. It was a great find at Joann's for $20 a yard. For this project I used half.
I "erased" the scratches in the wood by using a walnut. Yes, that's right, a walnut!
My advice; don't overlook furniture at thrift stores or flea markets because of their current state. Fabric and paint are an inexpensive way to update your find into something special!
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