Welcome to the big stool reveal! Here is a before picture. They look black, even though they are oil rubbed bronze with dark brown tops.
First I brought them into the den, turned them upside down, and took the tops off.
I marked a sticker on the seat bottom with a number, and put a sticker on the legs with the same number to keep them matched up. I was nervous they could be a little bit off, so I wanted to make sure the original seat went back to its original legs.
(see the number 2?)
(HA. the #2.. stool.. HAHAHA).
I didn't take a picture of the full fabric laid out, but I obviously went with the red splashy one! Here it is once I cut it down a bit. I knew I wanted all the stools to match, so I centered the seat around the one of the big splashy parts.
I did the same with the other two as well.
I flipped it over and was able to see through the fabric, so I lined up the seat where I wanted it.
I bought a staple gun for this project, and I am happy to report they are less than $9 at WalMart. Can I getta hells yeah?!
I pulled the fabric and stapled it on all four sides, just once, to make sure it was in place.
I flipped it over, and it was lined up how I liked it, so I continued stapling the fabric. I cut off the excess first though.
I pulled it real tight as I stapled around the edges.
Looking good, eh? I was lucky this fabric was so thick.. you can't see the brown leather from underneath.
I folded the edges down and cut off the excess fabric.
Back of the seat all finished.
I did the other two the same way. Here they all are!
I LOVE THEM!
I took it into the dining room to check it out. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.
Next, time to paint the legs! I brought them outside to the driveway (the regular spray painting patch is covered in leaves).
I used this Rust-oleum Metallic Finish.
It was AWESOME. I feel like I am a spray paint connoisseur nowadays, and I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a brushed nickel paint.
All three finished!
I let them dry while I admired my new Tin Man look..
I brought them back in and screwed the seats back on!
Aren't they lovely?!?!?
I CAN'T STOP LOOKING AT THEM!
Just to recap: