I'll tell you how I changed it from this:
You will need:
- A flat head screw driver
- A hammer
- Needle nose pliers
- A staple gun
- About 1/2 yard-3/4 yard of upholstery fabric
And I ironed the fabric out. (Not pictured, but you don't want to have wrinkly fabric!)
I'm so mad I didn't get a picture of this part! I will try to explain it the best I can.
Starting with the long sides, fold the fabric in about 1/4"-1/2" (so the rough edge of the fabric is not showing) then fold again so the fabric is taught against the foam pad. Staple gun it a lot to secure it to the plywood.
Then fold the short ends the same way, making a nice looking fold on the corners.
(This is my first reupholstering experience, and I have no idea how to fold the corners! I just did it how I thought looked best.)
Reattach the plywood to the frame of the stool by nailing it to the little blocks of wood on the underneath.
It should look like this:
If I could have saved the original pad, I would have only spent about $3 on this stool, but because I had to buy a new pad the grand total was about $8!
Not bad for a super cute addition to the house.
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