inspire you, diy purse stool

Hello, happy Tuesday!  I’m at it again…coming up with inspiration from simply deep cleaning my bedroom. It’s amazing how many dust bunnies can hide under the bed…geez, as in sneeze! I have never been a big fan of dust bunnies or dirt for that matter.  In fact, I’m such a freak; I won’t lay my purse down on any ground, even in my own home. I also don’t like laying my purse on a chair or out visible in the room. I love beautiful handbags, but I don’t think they work as an interior design element.

This silly little blue stool has had a home next to my bed to hold my purse for a very long time. It took me cleaning out the bunnies to see it had far more potential than I was utilizing. So, here you have it; my little one hour project to dress up the stool, using fabric and trim that I already had on hand.

The directions are at the bottom of this post. You can also find the chair slipcover directions by clicking this link.Step 1: Place the stool upside down on two layers of thick batting. Cut the batting to the shape of the top of the stool.

Step 2:  Place the batting and the stool on top of the fabric. Cut the fabric about 3inches larger than the stool.

Step 3: Working with the stool upside down on top of the cut fabric and batting, start to secure the fabric to the underside of the stool with a staple gun. Wear protective glasses always. I roll the fabric so it has a finished underside. Start by securing four sides first and then work yourself around the stool.

Step 4: Place the nail heads where you want to have button tucks.  Once you have them in the pattern you want, hammer them into the top of the stool.

Step 5: Secure the trim to the edge of the upholstered stool. I use both hot glue and staples. I use the staples about every 6 inches.  Turn the stool over on its feet and you’re done.xoxo, Julie

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