When I designed my sophisticated playroom/guestroom, I knew I would need some type of seating for the desk. With this room being so small and narrow, I knew that it would need to have some visual weight but not be distracting. I found a vinyl stool at an estate sale and decided to create a House of Hackney Inspired Fringe stool using the vinyl estate sale stool, some velvet, and fringe. Not only is this stool gorgeous, it is easy to create!!!
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Before we hop into the tutorial, here is a before picture of what I was working with. This is a 1970’s mustard colored stool that I found laying around in a garage at one of my local estate sales. It is durable, but too short for proper seating height, so I had to add legs to it. If you plan to recreate this tutorial, it is your choice to add legs or not to. Proper seating height is approximately 18 inches. Since this was going in a kids space, it was necessary for me to add the legs.
- Thrifted Stool or Base of some sort
- Sewing machine***
- Seam ripper
- Fabric (I used velvet)
- Fringe (Mine was 6 inches in height), make sure you have enough to go around the stool
- Hot glue gun***
- Hairpin Furniture Legs (Mine are 4″ tall)***
- Staple Gun
- Upholstery tack remover
Remove staples from thrifted stool using upholstery tack remover
With a seam ripper, remove threading from fabric. Fabric needs to be able to lay flat
Once Threading is removed, lay fabric out on top of new fabric and trace/cut pattern leaving about 2″ of extra pattern for error. You should have a long rectangle piece and a circle pattern
Sew the shorter ends of the long rectangle piece of fabric together and make sure it fits the base of the stool snug. You may be able to hand sew this or use your staple gun.
Staple the circle pattern to the top of the base
Optional*** Using the piping from the existing base, sew piping using the new material and attach using staple gun to stool about 3″-4″ below top of stool. If you do not have a sewing machine, you can buy already made piping or not use any at all.
Flip sewn rectangular piece inside out and pull it over top and piped area of stool and staple fabric to stool. The more staples the more secure.
Once the rectangular piece is stapled and secured, pull the right it down with the right side facing up.
Staple fabric and dust cloth on bottom of stool
****Add legs to stool, if needs be.
Prep Time: 30 mins Active Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hr
Estimated Cost: Approximately $30
That is it, easy peasy, right? You got the look without the price tag.