I had the finished vision in my mind the second I saw these spools.
My husband brought home these great little wire spools from work. They just throw them away. What? You have got to be kidding! These things are filling up our landfills! No, No, No! Their shape and size immediately brought to mind little stools for children, or extra footstools for a seating area.
I started out by painting the round boards. First I had to decide which side would be the top and which would be the bottom. There were little bolts holding the boards in place. I chose the flat end of the bolts for the bottom of the stools. The bolts on the top board protruded a little bit. More on that later.
I painted both sides of the bottom board and just the underneath side of the top board. The column in the center was not painted.
Wallpaper was used to cover the column.
Using a dinner plate as a pattern, I cut circles from corrugated cardboard. I hot glued these circles over the protruding bolts on the top of the spool.
Foam, batting and fabric covered the top board of the stool.
I had sewn a casing to the edge of the fabric circle, inserted a drawstring and cinched it underneath the top of the stool.
Lastly, I attached the fringe from a chenille bedspread around the top edge of the stool with upholstery tacks.
WooHoo! Cool Spool Stools! Come on over and put your feet up. 😉