Recycled Fabric Stool using a rag rug! Add s fun rag rug stool cover with a staple gun! Get the farmhouse look with a recycled rug stool. Super simple makeover! You can find this project and more on my Home Decor page.
I have been seeing these really cool recycled fabric stools in Pier 1 and Target for around $70! 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 to be repainted.
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. That’s when 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!
How to make a Recycled Fabric Stool
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 painting it.
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. I loved that teal and yellow stripe area so I went with it as the top area.
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 thickness of the rug. You could also use nail heads or finishing tacks and hammer and put them in by hand.
Pull and stretch the rug around the stool as you staple. The rug will get bunched up, just pull it smooth keep stapling around aound the seat of the stool.
Trim the rug off as close as you can to the staples and hot glue the 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 edges for another super cute finishing touch.