Sunday, September 29, 2013

Burlap Breakfast Stools

 Recently I had the pleasure to makeover some breakfast stools for my favorite customer!

Her stools had a few issues:
  1. They were bar height at a counter height island
  2. They were too dark
  3. They were too boring
  4. The legs were falling apart
  5. They were dirty and dingy

I had to snap some pictures before I started and it was after dark, so excuse the poor before images please!




The first step was to trim the legs down to be a more appropriate height for the island counter bar in my customer's house.

We set the miter saw at 10 degrees miter and 10 degrees bevel and trimmed off 5 inches.


All legs got sanded and roughed up, then cleaned with TSP to prep for paint.

I made the seat covers out of burlap, cutting all sides and the top and sewing together.
Then I experimented with a few different options for buttons colors. 
(I cut out little circles in different fabrics to 'act' as buttons)

Lighter cream buttons to match the legs?


Tone on tone using matching burlap?



And the final result . . .




 This stool transformation really helped brighten up her kitchen! 
Her daughters immediately tested them out and approved!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

These look great! Jenn, I have tried to learn to love sewing but I just don't so I always have projects like this that I think I'll do and then I put them off forever. Now I know who to hire.

Darby Hawley said...

Seriously!!?!?! You're so super talented! What a great eye!

Lauren said...

Those look so good! When is your shop going to open? :)

Courtney said...

So CUTE!!! You're wonderfully thorough too I really love that about your work. Beautiful job!

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