Some of the creating I am doing this week is re-doing our island stools. When we remodeled our kitchen a year and a half ago I held off on purchasing any stools. First, I wanted just the right ones and second, I didn't want to have to spend a fortune on them. Most I looked at did not fit with the new space and on average they cost anywhere between $100-$200 dollars... EACH! Our island was built for 5 spots and there was no way I wanted to spend that kind of money. My patience paid off and I was able to find the perfect stools on reduced for $20 each. I was one happy woman. What I didn't take into account was how much they would be used. Sometimes for three meals a day. Our island became exactly what we wanted it to become a "hangout". Some of the stools have started to show this and I decided it was time to recover them.
I purchased several yards of burlap a couple of weeks ago. Don't ask me what it is about burlap right now, but I just adore the look of it. I started with one stool this morning and ripped off all of the covering (some type of woven bamboo fiber?) and then with my trusty staple gun I recovered the seat. I am only doing one right now, because as much as I love the look of burlap, I am not sure how well it will take the daily wear and tear we put on them (I hope!). Time will tell.
|Tools I used|
|What some of the stools started to look like|
|The island as the kitchen was getting done|
|Taking off the old|
|Before the new|
|Getting ready to recover|