I know, I know, someone somewhere out there has been searching for this exact vintage stool and I've ruined their lives.  Okay, now we can move on.

I found this stool for half price at a thrift store, which is almost nothing (or, $1.50) and loved the legs and the lines but not so much the shiny chrome and the heart-shaped back rest.  Yes, it's old and I did cut off the heart shaped back, but, in my defense, I kept the amazing gold flecked upholstery!  See, I'm not so bad after all.  At least no books were harmed in the making of this project.

On to the project!  Here is the fancy-schmancy stool in all it's glory:

I just sawed off the heart-shaped back with a hacksaw and unscrewed the seat in order to paint it.  Two coats of Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze later, the stool looked like the one below:

Next, I wanted to jazz it up a bit without reupholstering the top of the stool.  It would be really easy to upholster, just cut a circle of the fabric that I wanted and stretch and staple it to the round stool.  But, I'm partial to the gaudy sparkled vinyl and decided to keep it.  So, I took a bamboo serving tray that I never use and flipped it on top of the stool.  Voila!  Instant hip plant stand.

1 comment:

  1. you're totally hilarious! so loving this site. just happened upon it from AT where your agate coasters are featured. Thank you. still going through all your DIY's but so far am happy. obviously doesn't take much. :)