It’s Week 4 of the New Year, New Room challenge and I have been making great progress on our boho glam tween girls’ bedroom…But I’ve still got my work cut out for me before next week’s reveal.
Today I want to show you this fun and whimsical little project I whipped up with supplies on hand. It was a simple undertaking that added a youthful element of fun to my girls’ space.
- Garden Stool(s)
- Fabric or throw bankets
- Faux leather
- Pom Poms
- Hot Glue Gun (HIGH TEMP)
- Gorilla Glue Sticks
- Optional: Batting
Cover Bottom of Stools
To prevent the stools from scratching the floors, and to ensure that they could slide with ease I needed something to cover the rough, cement-like bottom. I traced out the circumference of the circle on my faux leather (which happened to be backed with smooth cotton fabric). I then hot glued this circular fabric onto the base of the stool. NOTE: I believe the reason this acutually worked was because I used the HIGH TEMP hot glue gun and the Gorilla Glue sticks.
“Upholster” the Top
While this project is simple, this step is the one that takes the most time. I “upholstered” each stool with left over fabric…I use the term “upholster” very loosely. Obviously I didn’t staple the fabric on, but instead relied on my ol’ hot glue gun (HIGH HEAT). Like upholstering, however, I first anchored the fabric by gluing each “corner” of the circle (or at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 on a clock). Once each of these were anchored I was able to fold and manipulate smaller, relatively equal, folds around the bench.
Once glued on, I trimmed up the ends
Trim with Leather
I took a piece of faux leather and folded it in thirds (like a letter about to be stuffed in an envelope). I then pulled it tightly around the base and glued it into place.
Top with Poms
I contemplated sewing on each of these 40 pom-poms by hand, but then realized that ain’t nobody got time for that (especially for the amount of occasional use that these cute stools would receive). So instead I looked to my glue gun, still hot and blistery from the last project.
To find proper spacing, I relied on the holes in the lattice work of the garden stool. It worked like a charm.
The girls love sitting at these stools while working at their little desk/vanity. I love the personality and spunk they add to the room.