antique swivel stool redo
Hello! Happy Wednesday! So, I’m not going to lie to you folks, this post is a straight up one of those “hey! look what I did!” posts. I found this lonely stool at the salvage shop by my office, it was too cute to pass up. The only thing was it didn’t have a seat, just the empty remains of what was once a swivel chair. So I did what you would do too, picked ‘er up, took ‘er home, and gave her a make over!
There’s really no tutorial needed for this lady, but if you want to know the secret to her beauty, first I traced out a piece of 3/4″ plywood for the base, grabbed some foam and batting and fabric, and stapled myself a luscious white seat cushion. I drilled the seat in place, and since the stool still had its original swivel hardware, it’s now a fully functioning swivel stool!
The original wood was a bright cherry red. I painted over it with Miss Mustard Seed’s Ironstone milk paint, 3 light coats, then distressed with a sanding sponge. I finished ‘er off with some dark finishing wax.
I’m just happy to have something to sit on while I work on “low to the ground” projects, or a place to put my laptop when I’m sitting in my leopard chair!