Saturday, March 20, 2010

IKEA bar stool gets a makeover

(This is what it looks like after day 3, until I wash it again.)

After: Isn't it a beauty?
I took the white one apart with a seam ripper and used the pieces as a pattern. The fabric came from Calico Corners. It has a teflon finish, so I am excited to put it to the test.


One cover down, two more to go.

19 comments:

Claudine said...

Wow! Nice job. It looks very professional, and much more expensive than something that came from Ikea.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Looks great! I love the fabric choice!

jacquie said...

nice work! can't wait to hear how it holds up.

dana said...

oh my gosh, you have the same stool!! How cool! I love how yours turned out! Will you add some photos to the flickr group??
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1107392@N23/

Thanks for sharing with me!

Meredith said...

It looks great! What an upgrade!

SuburbiaMom said...

It looks so good--you are amazing!

Growinguptogether said...

I am just now covering my new bar stools with clear vinal. I have one down and three two go. Great job! It's always fun to see what you are up to.

カローラ said...

すごい!うちのダイニングの椅子も布を替えたいと思っているんだけど、未だ勇気がなく…。いつかマイケルのお義父さんが来てくれた時にやってもらおうかと…。

adrianne said...

they turned out awesome! love the fabric on the actual stool. you are amazing marie!

Dawn W. said...

Oh my goodness - that is fabulous! Very nice and very professional. Love the new fabric too!

Growinguptogether said...

Could you email me so I can send you a blog invite. I'll try to post my bar stools, I just finished them today! ryanandvicky@gmail.com

Melissa said...

So cute Marie.

Mommymita said...

Wow! what a great makeover

I feel like I should cover my whole house in Teflon!

Impressive sewing skills as always

Angie said...

Oh- so much better! Now they have personality! Beautiful job!

Grandma's Musings said...

I'll have to see these in person. Great job!

Allison said...

I finally had time to check google reader, and I am LOVING the fabric for these stools. I can't wait to see how the teflon fabric feels. I might need to try it myself. Great job Marie!

Keiko said...

I just had to say 'Wow' Really nice!

Amanda said...

Do you have the pattern measurements by chance? Been trying to figure out making covers for my chairs, without tearing apart the ones I have… what are the chances? :) Yours looks beautiful!!

Unknown said...

I loved to get the pattern as well. I have 2 older Ikea bar stools and don't have a cover to take measurement off of.