Friday, August 3, 2012

Bedroom Stools Reveal…


I finally finished the transformation of these garage sale side tables…


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Into beautiful new bedroom stools…


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I first told the story of finding these rattan side tables last fall at a garage sale in this post. I knew right away that I wanted to use them as bedroom stools at the foot of my bed and was just waiting to find the right fabric.

I purchased a couple of yards of this Duralee fabric from Fabric.com


Duralee Loop De Loop Smoke
Duralee - Loop-de-loop in Smoke


Then gathered all the necessary supplies…primer, paint, plywood base, foam for cushion, lining and fabric.

First step ~ priming and painting the bases white. I used Kilz primer and Krylon Spray Paint in Bright White/Satin.


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By the way…am I the last DIY’er to purchase one of these spray paint can triggers? They are amazing and make painting everything with spray paint so much easier.


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After cutting the plywood to the exact size to sit on the table top, I purchased two pieces of high density foam. Be sure to cut your foam a little larger than your base…


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I usually cover my foam with a layer of lining (this is plain white drapery lining) especially if I have a lightweight or light colored fabric…


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Then cut out your fabric squares…


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I was lucky that both cushions fit across the width of the fabric which helped with keeping the pattern in line.

Next, I had to figure out how to attach the covered cushions to the grid on the former table top. These are u-brackets used in plumbing to attach water lines to the wall (I think)! All I know is that they worked out perfectly…


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Just three brackets for each stool…flip them over and they are done!


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I still have a long way to go before the room is finished…but I really like the way these stools look at the foot of the bed…


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What do you think? Next…I would like to find some new bedside tables and fabric for new window panels, and new paint for the walls, and…



18 comments:

  1. I love how they turned out! The fabric is perfect. And yes, those triggers are a life saver, especially on big projects.

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  2. Pretty transformation, Laura, the fabric looks gorgeous with your bedding! I'm anxious to see the progress of your room!

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  3. Great idea! And I love the fabric and how beautifully they turned out. Well done!

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  4. I think they turned out just lovely!! And genius idea about the brackets, I never would have thought of that. Love them!

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  5. No apparently I am the last on those triggers bc I have never even seen them! I will be finding one asap! Stools look awesome!

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  6. Great job, your project turned out great, I would love to sit on one of the stools.

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  7. I LOVE these! My mouth dropped when I saw the transformation! The new look is so fresh and pretty! Thanks for joining the color party!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  8. They look really nice and brighten up the bottom of your bed quite nicely - nice work!!

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  9. I love this transformation! You made it look so easy! And nope you're not the last one...I've seen those triggers but still haven't bought one!

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  10. Laura,

    These came out great! Your fabric folds are nice and neat on the corners. Great job!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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  11. I love bamboo furniture and you've really make them fabulous! I'm in the same boat as you with what to do next to my bedroom! You're on a roll - good luck!

    Glad to see this at our Color party.
    Kelly

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  12. Great job Laura! They look beautiful!

    -Lane

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  13. They came out great! Gotta love yard sale projects. :-) I've got a few to get on top of myself!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

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  14. Love them! You had some serious vision to look past those tables and see stools. I love how they look at the end of your bed.

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  15. Gorgeous!!!! Fabric is perfect and oh my your corners fit so sweet! Great job!

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  16. Gorgeous!! Love love love the fabric!!

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  17. Couldn't resist this comment...just proves that women are great engineers! You are a genius! I am going to TRY to remember this trick!

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  18. Beautiful! Love all the patterns you have in this room.

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