Bar Stool Update

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Last month, I posted how to build bar stools.  If you missed it, you can find the link here.

Well, the kiddos told me the preferred the old bar stools because they were cushioned.  So, to keep them happy I added simple cushions to the bar stools today.

I cut fabric in a square a few inches wider than necessary.

Used a $10 twin sized mattress foam pad and cut it to wrap under the top of the bar stool.  I made sure the pattern of the mattress pad was on the bottom to avoid feeling/seeing it through the fabric.

I pulled and stapled (just like with a regular chair seat).

Then, with the overhang, I folded it and stapled the excess to create a smooth finish.


The before photo:

And the after.  Very simple update, but so much more comfy for everyone.


I've been slow on updates and posts this month due to the back to school events.  I hope to be back in full swing in a week or so.  Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned.

Karen

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22 comments:

  1. Thank you for your kind comment. I agree and the kids use them now. Bonus!!!

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  2. These look great, love the black and white fabric!

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  3. Love the fabric! I've been on the lookout for a similar fabric. I have a frenchyish chair it would look great on!

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  4. I posted a link to the fabric I used at the end of the post. If you are interested in finding some for your project.

    Thanks,
    Karen

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  5. The stool update looks great and bet its more comfy for the kiddos. Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  6. They're fabulous! I love the fabric and it's really changed the whole look (and probably feel!) of them!

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  7. The fabric is so elegant and classic looking. You did a great job. I love your blog by the way, just discovered it!

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  8. Love the idea of using a mattress pad to get your padding. They look fantastic! Visiting from HOH.
    ~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

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  10. I love this idea! The fabric you chose is adorable!

    I would love to have you share this at my link party--
    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-2.html

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  11. Thank you for your kind words and link/blog invites. I truly appreciate each it.

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  12. This looks great! I love the fabric and would never have thought to use mattress foam as a cushion. I'd love it if you would stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

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  13. oooooh, love this! visiting from a beach cottage. bravo! come visit me anytime. :)

    michele

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  15. I love this! It looks great!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

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  16. Thank you for the positive words. I really appreciate it. :)

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  17. Love how this turned out. BRAVO!

    I wanted to let you know that I've got a great giveaway that ends Friday. It's for $100 to wallquotes.com, and trust me they've got something I know you'll love!

    Stop by and enter ASAP. I'd love to see what you would do with their products! See you soon!

    Artie
    http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com

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  18. This is a dynamic, creative, and expressive stool. I'm amazed by your idea and I just didn't expect that this would turn out well. Me too I like the fabric design, it looks very elegant and comfortable to sit with.

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  19. You are amazing! I'm so glad I found this post , I have been wanting to make something but always forget to pick up foam .. well guess what I have sitting gin my basement collecting dust , 2 twin mattress pads!
    Brooke
    http://getouttamyheadplease.blogspot.com/

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  20. Yay! They are perfect. I used them to add more cushion to my breakfast room tables too. Thanks for stopping by to look.

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