It’s so nice to be back!! Today I’m going to share with you how I cover round stool cushions and make it smooth! If you’ve been following me a while, you know that I moved recently and moving distracts me from everything else I could or should be doing!!
These stools were completed 2 week ago but I’m finally finding the time to write about them today.
The previous owner, sold my sweetie these nice round swivel stools for $10 each when we bought the house.
I didn’t like the black vinyl cushions but the price was right so I thought right away they had to be changed. I won’t share with you any details of the kitchen other than to know the first thing was to paint those pickled cabinets white!! But on to the task at hand.
Hello Mint Green!
I picked a fabric for the barstool cushions I thought would work with the mint green backsplash!! Which is proof, if you keep something long enough it will come back in style! Think Seafoam Green, for those of you that remember the 80’s! Or was that the 90’s?? Well, I was so surprised to see this color renamed Mint when I was out shopping after the move and I’m am doing my best to embrace it!
So my apple green is going bye bye and hello Mint!!
This is really easy to do once you gather your supplies, for these stools I used
- staple gun with plenty of staples – I used a manual stapler but an electric would be great
- fabric – the amount will depend on the size and number of stools you plan to cover
How to Recover Round Stools – Step by Step
Let’s get to the important part – how to cover those round stool cushions and make it smooth! No puckers, folds or tucks!
- Cut your fabric into a square with about 2 inches of overhang oneither side. So if your stool is 14 inches across cut your fabric 18×18.
- Remove the base of the stool – for this one I used a common screwdriver to remove the 4 screws after turning the stool upside downcenter your cushion on the fabric and fold all the points toward the center.
- Place a single staple about an inch from edge lined up with one of the points
- Place another staple about an inch from the edge on the opposite side of the cushion – pull gently to make the fabric smooth
- Do the same for the other two points – you should now have 4 staples equally spaced around your cushion.
- Check the top to see that the fabric is smooth and taunt and lined up correctly.
- Traveling around the circle – place 1 staple centered between each of the two staples you have already stapled.
- you should now have 8 staples
- Go around again – putting one staple between each pair of staples – pulling the fabric straight and firmly each time. Dividing the fabric left into 2 equal parts.
- Continue to go around the stool stapling between each of the previous staples until you have staples touching each other.
- trim the excess fabric
- screw the cushion back onto the base and admire your pucker free stool cushion! So smooth!
I’ve used this technique with different fabrics and different size cushions and it has worked for me every time.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on my way to cover round stool cushions that are pucker free.
Until next time!!
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I hope you’ll check it out for inspiration and great ideas!