I love old furniture and my house is made of mostly vintage and antique family heirlooms. In fact, I think I only own one “new” piece of furniture. But, I also believe in making antiques, family heirlooms and vintage pieces work for your home and I will paint (gasp), upcycle, hack and modify just about any piece to fit my needs. You can find an upcycled relic in just about every corner of my home and my daughters room is no exception.
The girls room has seen a few changes recently. Since moving to big girls beds, I’ve begun to make little changes here and there and while the room isn’t quite complete (for this current evolution) it’s getting pretty darn close.
These newly upcycled stools for their kids table have brought is one step closer to the finish line.
This table and chairs are an original Moosehead Manufacturing design (you can see them before my modifications in the photo above). You might remember that I partially DIYed their corner beds using my brothers old Moosehead twin bed and customized their closet using another Moosehead design.
It has beautiful turned legs and bentwood chair backs and I hadn’t planned on doing anything with it. It was actually the table I had in my room growing up, but too many cross-country moves, storage units and dry to moist climates had the bent chair backs all out of whack. I tried to fix them with clamps, but there was no real way to fix it without doing more damage, so after some deliberation, I decided to chop them off.
I used my jigsaw to slice the dowels and then smoothed them down with 120-grit sandpaper before adding the new faux fur fabric.
I skipped the foam padding and batting for this project and simply covered the chair and stapled into place. They were fine sitting on them before, so I didn’t think they needed additional padding now. Besides, they use these as stools for getting books and toys off their bookshelf and also for jumping off of, so ultimately the padding would have just been abused anyhow.
They’re cute covered in fur, the girls were in awe and I think they soften up the room a bit.