Last summer, I spent the weekend in South Haven, Michigan and came across a fantastic antique store called Murphy's Mall! Click here to read that post.
This stool was an $18 find and I was excited and nervous to take on my first, big DIY refinishing project.
Having seen countless shows on HGTV and read many blog posts on reupholstering benches and stools, I thought "How hard could it be? A few staples here and there, flip it over, and voila!". To my dismay, I brought my stool home to find that there was no cushion that simply "popped" off. The fabric was adhered to the wooden stool using nailheads. In the words of Usher, "Oh my gosh!"
I purchased paint, paintbrushes, filling (the original one was about 50 years old and adequately filthy), nailheads, an Amy Butler fabric and with a wish and a prayer, I got to work.
The end result is nowhere near impressive and I came across many road bumps along my way but isn't the journey itself sometimes more important than the destination? It was a learning experience (make sure the cushion can pop out!!), I had fun and I ended up with a not necessarily hideous stool to add to my home. Not bad. Not bad at all.
What's the biggest DIY project you've taken on??