Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Step Stool Chair Makeover

I recently redid this makeover.  Check out the new makeover HERE!

I am sure that many of your parents/grandparents had one of these Cosco Step Stool Chairs in their home.  I know mine did!  I absolutely LOVE these chairs and recently found 2 of them at a thrift store to redo.  I paid $7 for this chair!  I just finished the first one.   Here it is...
It definitely did not look like this when I bought it, but the makeover was super easy!
Here is what it looked like before I bought it...
I know, it is pretty ugly and it was even uglier in person!  The first thing I did was tape up all of the chrome for the spray painting.
I spray painted it a burgundy red color and then recovered the seat.  I couldn't decide if I wanted to make a slip cover to wash or just put vinyl on it.  I decided to go with the vinyl when I found some iron-on vinyl at Joann's.  It was super easy to use and to handle.  I just followed the instructions on the vinyl.
After using some glue, material and trim on the seat, it was done!  
Here are some after pictures.
I absolutely love how it turned out!  Now I just need to do the other one.
BEFORE
AFTER



33 comments:

Laura said...

so cute!

Jen said...

Love it! Great re-do! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Ginger Zuck said...

Turned out awesome! You would have thought! Great job.

Artsy VaVa said...

Great makeover! I have one of these from a thrift store too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Oh this turned out great! You did a great job on the upholstery- I love the fabric and paint color. Thanks for sharing!

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Great job Brooke. Thanks for following my blog I appreciate it.

Amanda M. said...

Perfect! My parents have one now that our 6 year old son uses when at their house, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Toni @ SugarTart_Crafts said...

I had one of those as a "booster seat" when I was little, but my little brother eventually broke the seat off. It would be so awesome to find one for my daughter now. Great job on the makeover!

Robin Lynn said...

Oh man, I miss the step-stool we used to have like this one! Love your 'make-over' - I will have to see about replacing ours to use as a perfect seat for the grandbabies! Love your site = *follow*
blessings!

Mecky said...

It turned out wonderful! I love it!
To brighten the chrome, use some Bar Keeper's Friend. It made mine look brand new!!

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

This turned out great! I recently did a chair makeover as well, and had a ton of fun doing it.
http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2011/09/thrift-store-love-my-new-chairs.html

Found your blog through Bear Rabbit Bear - I'm your newest follower!

Susan Woods said...

I have two in my basement I am dying to get to. You did a great job!

Holly Lefevre said...

Fabulous! I would flip if I found a chair like this...great job!

Holly Lefevre said...

oh yeah...shared it on fb!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Neat upcycle- looks very vintage. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

man, i wish i had our old kitchen stool now! you rocked this redo!

amy (visiting from love notes by lauren)

HammBone said...

I have two of these...both of which are missing the seats (I have them, they just need fixed). Awesome inspo!

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Wow, it looks fabulous! I love those stools! Yup, my grandma had one just like that.

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

That is an amazing transformation. It looks so great.

Lindsay said...

What a fun transformation! You did a great job giving it life again! Love the fabric you chose! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! So glad that you did!

Briana Richardson said...

That is so awesome. I can totally see Caleb and I dong that. -Carson

Jaimee said...

Oh gosh, this turned out FABULOUS! My Gramma did have one of these in her kitchen, and I've been shopping around for a red one to put in our new house. Love LOVE how yours turned out!! Wish I was lucky enough to stumble on a thrift one : )
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

That red is really cute for it!

Jill said...

Turned out beautifully! Great colours and fabric for the seat!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

kpmattingly said...

We have a brown one in our pantry right now! :) This is much cuter!

Erika said...

Love the transformation!!

Thank you,
Erika
It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

Shannon said...

Found you on handmade Tuesday. Love the stepstool. I am your newest follower.
www.shabbytochicqueencreek.blogspot.com

raising4princesses said...

wow. That is amazing! My grandma had one and I wish I had it now! I think you found a steal only paying that much for them. I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. If you're interested it's http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/ Have a lovely day, Maria

One Tough Mother said...

I love this stool. My grandmother used to have one just like this...just not so pretty :) Thanks for linking up!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

I love those vintage step stools. They rock. And so do you for a) having one and b) makin it sing...

Katie said...

Love the color and the stripes! I'm looking for one of these stools; they are so handy to have around.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

hi there! this step stool is so adorable!
fyi, you linked it to our habitat heroes party- not sure if it was intended for that? this party is for pieces that are being revamped and donated to a good cause, such as restore, goodwill. i have another party on my blog that was posted the day before for general furniture makeovers- just wanted to clarify. thanks!

Becky said...

Hi! I have a similar cosco step stooland I'm in the process of redoing it. I have a question. How did you get the cushion off the metal frame to recover it? I can't find any screws. Does it pop out? Thanks!

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