I will freely admit it; I love garbage. There have been more than a few times where I have asked my better half to pull over so I can take trash furniture and useless objects off neighbours lawns in order to turn trash into treasure. Again, being cheap means that I would rather put in a few minutes of work rather than buy something. Good news; upcycling is trendy now, since it’s a good thing for items to not end up in the trash, but rather in my kitchen!
Today’s upcycle is a rotten old kitchen stool. Behold!
- steel wool
- an abrasive cleaner such as CLR
- staple gun
- Before removing the hideous old fabric, clean the object entirely – I used CRL and steel wool to take any stains off of the steel legs as well as the rubber steps
- Once the object is cleaned entirely I removed the old plastic fabric
- Leave outdoors for the day to let the object air out
- Cut a piece of fabric the size of what you want to cover. I removed the stool top with a simple screwdriver (not the drink kind, the tool kind, unfortunately)
- Using a staple gun, pull the fabric tightly, but not too tightly and starting in opposite corners staple the fabric in place
- Screw the top of the stool or object you are covering back into place
And the end result?