Here were my barstools before the makeover: pretty generic and boring. If you’ve been following my blog recently you know I’ve done a few small updates to my kitchen and I have the DIY bug. This was one of those projects I decided to do spur of the moment, and I only had 2 hours before work, so you know it’s an easy one! 😊
Now to do this project you’re going to need a few supplies. Nothing too crazy, but essentials nonetheless.
- 1 yard of upholstery or cotton duck fabric
- Decorative nails (optional, but oh so cute)
- Light duty staple gun (I got mine at Hobs Lobs for $7.99…yes that’s short for Hobby Lobby)
- Light duty staples
Take your rounded cushion bottoms and place them on your fabric. Cut out your fabric with an least 3 inches to spare on both sides. My cushions were so big I ended up just cutting my fabric yard in half.
Next, start stapling you fabric-the back of your cushion doesn’t have to be pretty. Keep pulling the fabric around, stapling, and tucking working your way around the edge. Like so:Once you’ve made your way around the edge, you can do your decorative nail trim. I chose a big rhinestone nailhead, to be placed in the center, but you could also do small nail heads around the edge. To get the button-tufted effect, use your staple gun to do two staples in an x formation in the center of the cushion. I know the picture below is hard to see, but trust me there are staples there.