Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Furniture re-do! Pretty vintage vanity stool

Yay, house projects! I got a few of those done over the holidays and am still catching up a little with sharing. ;) Here's a pretty vanity stool I recovered for our bedroom, using some of the velveteen left over from our tufted headboard, making over a $5 Goodwill find.

So, first off, I am seeeeriously kicking myself for not saving a "before" pic--I could have SWORN I took one. Can't find it anywhere. :/ Sorry. But, it looked an awful lot like one of these in materials and style...

Although was in much worse shape. A couple of holes in the vinyl, very dirty and dingy seat bottom, dirty little feet, scarred-up metal. So I took the seat off, washed everything down, spray-painted the metal... bought some new foam for the cushion, recovered the covered button for the tufting, recovered and re-tufted the seat, and put it back on.

It was sooo easy, and now we have a place to sit when putting on our shoes. Love how small and compact it is. And pretty!


  1. Great job :)it seems comfortable and useful.i tried to paint
    my table but result so so :)i Will follow your posts. Love from smyrna.

  2. Ooh this looks so good - I love all your posts but your furniture / house posts are really inspiring me at the moment!

  3. I have been wanting to make over our dining room chairs! I need some house design help.

  4. Nice job! Your furniture re-dos are so inspiring! Thanks a lot!

  5. I love recovering chairs and such. Easy quick fixes that make a big difference! Nice job!

  6. Looks great. My mom was giving away a stool really similar to this one, I rescued it but I haven't gotten around to fixing it yet. I hope mine turns out as awesome as yours!

  7. Nice blog... thanks for sharing with us..




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