Recycled Fabric Stool Pier 1 Knockoff

Rug Covered Fabric Stool Pier 1 KnockoffI know you all have seen these really cool stools around Pier 1 and Target for around $70! Well a few months ago I found this old stool for a whopping $1.99 and had to have it. Then it just sat around my house looking sad waiting its turn in the Chalk Paint line.

Then came the light bulb moment! Instead of buying one of those old loom crafts and getting my kids to work making pot holders, I spotted this kitchen rug with really bright awesome colors in it and I knew just what to do with it! I made my own fabulous version of this trend~ I hope you love it as much as I do! Here’s how I did it!

Pier 1 fabric stool
Pier 1’s Version

Recycled Fabric Stool Pier 1 Knockoff


  • Stool
  • Woven recycled fabric rug 
  • Staple Gun
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue & gun

Thrift store stool makeover

recycled fabric rug

First I cleaned up my stool with some household cleaner and a scrubbing sponge. I liked the shabby look of the paint, so I decided to keep it and skip the Chalk Painting. There were stickers on it so I cleaned them off with a little rubbing alcohol and elbow grease.

Turn the stool upside down and choose your colors and area of the rug to use. Love that teal and yellow stripe area~

cover stool with a rug

We used a Pneumatic Air Compressed Staple Gun with large long staples. You can use a hand held staple gun but I am not sure if the staples will go through the rug, it is pretty thick. But instead, you could also use nail heads or finishing tacks and hammer and put them in by hand.

staple your rug to stool

makeover a stool with a rug

Pull and stretch the rug around the stool as you staple.

trim rug fabric stool

Recycled Fabric on a Stool

Trim the rug off as close as you can to the staples and hot glue rough edges of rug down to the stool so they will not unravel. And that’s it!! I love it!!! It came out super cute!! Not bad for a $5 rug and $1.99 stool.

You could always go one step further and add nail heads the the edges for another super cute finishing touch.

Recycled Fabric Coverd Stool

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41 thoughts on “Recycled Fabric Stool Pier 1 Knockoff

  1. I like your footstool better than the others, hands down! And your’s cost so much less too, that can’t be topped any where. What a great idea and job! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I absolutely love this stool and I could use a few like this for my craft room for when I have the kids gathered around my talble.

  3. What a great idea, and they match everywhere! Nice tutorial. We would like to invite you to share them at our party that goes live tonight:
    Hope to see you there!
    The Busy Bee’s
    Myrna and Joye.

  4. CONGRATS!!!
    You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer!! Come on over and grab your featured button… you deserve it!

    Don’t forget to come back this evening to link up again! πŸ™‚

  5. Absolutely amazing Kim!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening πŸ™‚

  6. Hi Kim,
    Your stool turned out so fun! Using the rug to replicate Pier 1’s Version was a wonderful idea. I like your version better than the original though!
    Thanks for sharing at

  7. Kim, what a great idea I have some of those around and wondered what to do with them now you have given me an excellent diy to use them …Thanks so much for sharing at dolly’s designs The Creative Blog Hop

  8. Very cool! I love how you put two items together and created something beautiful! I popped over from Project Inspire… I host a Party that I would love for you to join!

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