When we saw these stools in the clearance section at West Elm Amelia knew they were too good of a deal to pass up, however the natural wood and earthy canvas, while cool, wasn’t quite the right look.  A bottle of wine, and a can of spray paint later… Amelia and Greg had finished their favorite kind of DIY project… the kind that doesn’t look like DIY project when it’s done!

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First, the cushions came right off with the help of a screwdriver.

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Remember how in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ the Dad can fix anything with Windex?  I’m pretty sure we can fix anything with a can of high gloss black spray paint!

[Note: If you don't understand the MBFGW reference, stop reading this and go watch it!  You're welcome.]

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To “upholster” the cushions we opted for a couple of furry fun pillow covers, also from West Elm.  Such an easy and inexpensive way to add a touch of glam to any space.

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We slipped the stool tops right into the pillow covers, and simply sealed them with a staple gun.  We were careful not to damage the original cushion covers, so there’s always the option to switch back in the future.

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Viola!  The finished product is two uber chic little stools that look as though they came from a boutique rather than a DIY project.  They make great accent pieces, and will provide much needed extra seating for guests.  Perfect for apartment living!

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3 Responses to Put Your Feet Up

  1. Kate says:

    Those are fun! Way better than the way the came…

  2. Great idea! I like the tea set too.

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