Wood Spools Stool Supplies
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Before we get to the supply list, can I share a big tip with you? Did you know you can order supplies from Home Depot online and pick them up at the store in an hour? If you have kids or just aren’t familiar with where to find things, this can save you so much time and headache! Just order it online and when you get to the store your order will be waiting for you at the Online Pickup (service) desk. Its so easy!
- 2 wire spools (check with electricians, home improvement stores, or local sale sites for spools)
- Wood Stain (I used a dark walnut from Minwax)
- Clear coat
- Stapler and staples
- Upholstery Foam
- Electric knife (for cutting the foam–so much easier than using a knife!)
- Upholstery fabric
- Drill and screwdriver (Chad swears by Mikita–don’t waste your money on a cheap drill!)
TIP: Buy your foam at Home Depot for a fraction of the price it would cost at a craft store.
- Clean and sand the edges on one of your spools. Then stain it, and let dry.
- Once dry, spray a clear coat on it to give it a little finish and shine.
- Take the second spool apart using the pliers (just unscrew the 4 long bolts on one side, and the whole thing comes right apart) and use one circle for your upholstery base.
- Trace the circle onto your foam, and cut out foam using an electric knife.
- Put your fabric right side down, then lay your foam and wood circle on top (see this tutorial for more photos of the process). Cut a circle several inches bigger than your foam/board, and use the stapler to staple the fabric around the board, stretching and pulling the fabric taut as you go. Use lots of staples since it’s round.
- Attach the upholstered seat to the stained spool using the drill and screwdriver.
Little by little, this room is coming together. It’s fun little touches like this stool that makes me feel more at home and love my little space. It’s the perfect place for curling up with a book or just gazing out the window.
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