To Upholster…Or Not?

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VMQ-fall-patterns-1I have this cute vintage stool. My great grandmother had a similar one that is now at my great-aunt’s home (Cosco brand – they still make it! Vintage-y looking and all!) I love the bright yellow vinyl but I’ve also been toying with the idea of changing it out. I have bits of this Dwell Studio print throughout our living and dining areas (which are open to the kitchen where the stool main resides).

Dwell Studio Vintage Blossom

Too formal?

Dwell Studio Bella Porte

The same color and same fabric collection in a more casual print

Ellen Luckett Baker Tulips

Something totally different with a sweet vintage feel – yet still timeless, right?

Denyse Schmidt County Fair

And this would be a new look entirely…but I’d keep the yellow vinyl piping for contrast. For all of these options, the plan is to add Pellon vinyl fuse to laminate the fabrics for practical reasons.  Should I even bother, though? Is the stool perfect as is?

15 thoughts on “To Upholster…Or Not?

  1. Karin Vail says:

    another vote for slip covers! 🙂 I love the stool, I had a vintage one too that a friend gave me to tore apart (she was going to ‘restore’ it. It never got put together and then I realized it really was too far gone to save (it was kept in a shop, so it was very rusty). I am glad to know they still make them! I might just have to buy myself one 🙂

  2. Rae Haller says:

    I also vote to keep it solid! I love the bright yellow, so cheery and sweet, how could you change that? No, I definitely would leave it as it is!!! Just MHO.

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