Okay no biggie, I thought, they can use them in their room and they were only 4 dollars each. They looked like maybe they were from Ikea originally so when I got home I decided to do a little digging around. Checking out the bottom of the stools I found the name Starck. My findings turned up that they sell for about 100 dollars each, which had me surprised. I felt like we got a real scoop on these, thanks to my two babies. 🙂 Unfortunately they start school on Monday so they won’t be going on Goodwill adventures with me anymore until next summer. Sad!
The best part is they open up for storage and my girls always need more storage. I had them hose the stools down out back and get all the marks off of them. I wiped the areas of sticker residue off with rubbing alcohol. Then we went to work painting them.
I used Rust-Oleum satin spray paint in Canyon Black because it said it bonds to plastic. It worked really well. For the polka dots, I used Krylon all-in-one spray paint in gold metallic. It also stated that it adheres to plastic and worked really well also. I cut a stencil to lay over the stool and sprayed the dots.
Between the painting and drying times, I made two round pillows for the top of the stools. I bought a yard of fuzzy fabric at Hobby Lobby. I only needed a half a yard. The girls have found a use for the rest of it as rugs for their dolls.
I cut about an inch larger around the top for the seam allowance and for the pillows to be stuffed nice and full.
I pinned them right sides together and serged around the pillow leaving an opening for the stuffing. My girls stuffed them well and then I hand stitched the pillows closed.
I love how these turned out and my girls love them too, which is most important. As soon as I finished taking the pictures for this, they swooped in and took the stools to use in another room. Oh well! I’m sure they will come back to where I put them at some point. They liked the idea of having a small area to practice for band.
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