Teacher Stool Makeover! (My first DIY)


Hey everyone! It's Tuesday! But wait-- its almost August! Eek! I don't know about you, but I've managed to not think about school for the month of July-- but when August rolls around, I know I only have 1 month of freedom left (sorry to all of you back in school already). So I'm starting small, with something I don't have to put too much brain power into-- my ugly, yellow, stained teacher stool that has been screaming for a makeover since last year.

So, when I was at Michael's the other day and saw this black and white chevron print, I knew I had to have it! I also picked up these awesomely large bins in sparkly rainbow fashion that I plan to use for literacy centers-- they fit clipboards and paper perfectly so no more folding and bending will be going on in my parts.



Then I got to work! Here's what I had to work with:


I started with my supplies (also you will need a staple gun, but I am afraid of those things so hubby had to handle that part):

Sanded a little bit (although the spray paint I got said this wasn't necessary, I did it anyway because I'm an overachiever like that).

Removed the gross yellow fabric:

Cut and trimmed the new, awesome fabric to fit (I did a double layer inside out so that when this one gets dirty I can just take it off and put the bottom layer on top-- so its cut and everything)

Folded the corners nice and tight!

 Stapled to secure

Sprayed about 10 coats (serious!) to make sure its all covered!

Attached the new cushion, and voila! 

What do you think? I have to say I'm pretty proud of my first DIY! 
Do you have any projects that you are working on?

P.S... I was SO, so lucky to be chosen as the featured teacher in the TpT Newsletter this week. Yay! You can check it out here.

8 comments

  1. Congratulations to be picked for the newsletter!!! I love the bench (and the baskets!

    Bridget
    Literacy Without Worksheets

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  2. SOOOO Cute!!!! I just recovered my dining room chairs and I made my dad do the staple gun...I totally understand ;) Congrats again on your feature!!!

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  3. Very cute! I just recovered my office chair from my classroom but only used a simple black fabric. Now I wish I would have gone for the chevron print. It is so cute! Love the colorful baskets as well. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Blogging!
    Ann

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  4. What!!? We need to meet!!! What's your email address???

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    1. Sarah!! Email me! Karenjones02@gmail.com. :)

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  5. That stool looks amazing! I wish I could do that. I'm pinning and hoping I can talk my husband into helping me. :) Congrats on being in the newsletter!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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