Update boring plastic kitchen stools with pretty oilcloth fabric

March 30, 2014 0 By EngineerMommy

We’ve had these boring, plain kitchen stools for the longest time. They still work fine and are not really damaged or broken, so I didn’t really want to throw them away. I thought I should be able to spruce them up by taking a trip to the fabric section of my craft store.

I looked at many different fabric options, but I knew it needed to be fairly strong and robust fabric that is easy to wipe clean. We will after all be sitting on these stools in the kitchen. And I have two kids! These stools needed to survive the wear and tear of everyday life.

Then I came upon the section of oilcloth fabrics and I was impressed with both the selection of patterns available and the ability of these fabrics to be cleaned. These fabrics had a shine to them that would make wiping off messes a piece of cake! Even cake messes!

Here is the what the chairs looked like originally.

The process was a cinch. I just used hot glue on the bottom of the chairs to secure the fabric to the underside of the stools. And here they are complete! I love them!

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