Tutorial: Reupholstering A Cushion July 5, 2010 Fabric and Textiles, Furniture Makeovers, Furniture Tutorials 1 Comment 4398 Last week I picked up this stool in need of a major face-lift. I wasn’t too sure where this little treasure would live in our house, so I decided to stick with neutral colors. I had some extra painter’s drop cloths from another project, so I decided to use that to recover the top. It was super easy, and only took about 5 minutes. Here’s how I did it. Materials List: Fabric Staple Gun Cushion Lay your cushion face down on the fabric and cut the material large enough to wrap around the edges. I stapled the fabric down each flat side, leaving the corners open to finish later. Just make sure you are pulling the fabric taut as you staple. There are a few ways to work in the corner fabric, but I just decided to go with the “wrap like a present” approach. After sanding, priming, and painting the bottom half of the stool, here’s the end result. I love the huge contrast between the dark and dreary before and the bright after. Plus the colors are so neutral I could use this in our master bedroom or in the office/guest room. One Response Kitchen Stool Rehab October 14, 2011 […] After many cleaning attempts, I came to the conclusion that this must be an oil based food stain. Oh well, time to bust out my trusty staple gun and painter’s drop cloth (see an upholstery tutorial here). […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.