Thursday, March 17, 2011

Canvas Slipcovered Stool

I've finished another project for my multi-purpose room.  I bought this stool from a second-hand store for 12.00 a couple of years ago and decided to finally give it a new, fresh look and I think it will work well in my room.  (It's been living in my crawl space... hence the white fluff on the front.)

I had enough canvas on hand to sew a slipcover for the stool, but I needed some cording.  Remember what I said...I can only use what I have available in the house.  Therefore, I had to make my own cording out of this satiny rope cording.  (I don't know the actual name of this stuff.) 

Anyway, I just ripped strips of canvas and sewed the strips together to make enough for the length of the cording that would outline the top of the stool.

I won't try to explain how to make the slipcover because most of you are much better at sewing than I am...and there are many great tutorials out there if you are unsure.  I usually just "wing it" when it comes to sewing.  I think it turned out not-to-bad and it looks much better than the chocolate brown velour, but I'll let you be the judge!

Here's someone who likes it.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look...have a great day!


  1. Loving your site! Got here from Under the Table and Dreaming for your burlap bulletin board. I am actually surprised that the cording held the shape of the braided stuff inside! It looks great - adds a subtle detail. :) I was ready to go to bed, but now I have to finish exploring your site! haha

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