I'm not waisting any time on my 2011 to do list! I've already got a big ol' check mark next to cover my kitchen stools.
I'm showing you all my dirty little secrets lately... first my messy bento cabinet and now my grungy kitchen stools (promise not to like me less!):
Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the good stuff. I flipped the stools over and unscrewed the 4 screws that attached the cushions to the stool frame. I found a fabric scrap (that was just barely big enough) in my stash that matches our kitchen decor and cut two pieces several inches bigger than the stool cushions.
I was prepared to tell you all that depending on the materials your cushion is made from, you'll likely need a heavy duty staple gun. However, half way through stapling one of the covers, this happened:
Okay, my Doug didn't really take the staple gun apart half way through the project... it jammed. Since I'm married to a man who adores me and does everything in his power to make/keep me happy, he set out on a mission to disassemble and reassemble my broken staple gun. Oh how I love this man, lucky for him it's for so many reasons other than his ability to fix broken things! He wrestled with it for almost an hour before he admitted defeat.
So I moved on to plan B, a plain old office stapler. I couldn't believe it worked! I did have to take out a few not so perfect staples, but more times than not, it did just fine.
Drum roll please... introducing, my first ever vlog! That's right, I took a video for you of how to staple the cover on and make a neat corner. Disclaimer: I took this on my precious (a.k.a. iPhone) by myself so I'm holding my phone in one hand and trying to fold the corner with my other... just sayin'!
We're all just gonna ignore the fact that it's upside down... K??
So after you staple the fabric on and make neat folds at the corners, just screw the cushion back onto the frame and waaalaaa:
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