As far as furniture makeovers go, this barstool makeover could not be easier. In about 15 minutes you can take a boring, basic box store barstool (found at Target or Walmart for under $20 – or at thrift stores much cheaper) and add a little sumpin-sumpin to make it have a whole lot more personality. Best of all, if you ever get tired of it, you can undo it in just a couple of minutes and start all over with another barstool makeover!
Besides a barstool, you’ll also need a Silhouette Machine and some black matte vinyl (I love this kind from Happy Crafters.)
Start by measuring the seat of the barstool, mine was 12 inches wide. Because you want it inset just a bit, you need to make your graphic 1/2 inch smaller than the diameter of the seat.
Inside the Silhouette program, make a circle the size you need (1/2 inch narrower than the seat) and then put your initial in the middle (I used the courier prime font from this free typewriter fonts post.)
After your vinyl is cut, then carefully place it onto the top of the barstool and use your hands to smooth it out really, really well. And that’s it. You’re done!
No dry time, no tedious work. Isn’t that the best kind of project?
Have you done a barstool makeover?
I’d love to see it!
*Thanks to my friends at Happy Crafters for partnering with me on this post. All ideas, words & opinions are 100% my own.*