Blogger Wendy Hyde with Shabby Nest shares her simple tutorial to makeover bar stools on any budget.
Wooden Bar Stools
Staple Gun with Staples
Foam (approx. ½ inch thick)
Upholstery Grade Fabric
1. Cut foam to the size of your bar stool seat. Foam can easily be cut with sharp scissors.
2. Use spray adhesive to attach the foam to the seat. A light coat on the seat should do the trick.
3. Cut quilt batting into a rectangle approximately 3" larger than seat (or large enough that you can wrap the fabric down around the seat sides and over to the bottom.)
4. Place seat upside down on top of the batting and wrap each side down around to the bottom - creating tight hospital corners at each corner and wrapping carefully around bar stool legs - and staple underneath the seat.
5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with fabric.
Tips: Do not be afraid to use several staples.
Be sure the fabric is pulled tightly around the bar stool seat so that is doesn't pucker on the top of the seat.
You may want to cut away excess fabric at the corners of the bar stool before you staple it on to create smoother, tighter corners.
Try to get staples as close to the legs as possible to create a tight fit around each leg.
*This project was inspired by a similar project found at http://aloandbeholdlife.blogspot.com/2012/09/repurposed-kitchen-stools.html