Make It: Do-It-Yourself Colorful Concrete Stool

Make It: Do-It-Yourself Colorful Concrete Stool
photo: The Casual Craftlete

Concrete furniture is here to stay. The trend is sticking around and the furniture itself can last a long, long time! These DIY stools look so easy to make and I’m envisioning an army of them in my backyard for extra seating!      


colorful concrete stool
photo: The Casual Craftlete

Check out the full tutorial over on The Casual Craftlete!

DIY Concrete Stool by [The Casual Craftlete]

How To: Turn a Stool into a Modern, Quirky ‘Table’ Lamp


I can’t quite pinpoint what it is I love about this project; it’s kinda quirky, unexpected, modern, and totally clever all at once! If you’re as in love with this weird little “table” lamp as I am, read on.       

Mette from MonstersCircus created this fun light with a few basic materials — and you can, too! Take a peek at her tutorial for all the details and a supply list.

LINK: DIY Lamp Stool from MonstersCircus

Continue Reading

Make It: A Stylish DIY Fur Stool for Under $30

The Kitchy Kitchen

Love all those sheepskin throws that keep popping up all over Pinterest but don’t want spend an arm and a leg to “steal the look”? Try this simple IKEA hack instead!      

A $5 stool and an inexpensive REN rug from IKEA is all you need to indulge in the sheepskin trend without breaking the bank! Throw in some spray paint in your color of choice (Claire from The Kitchy Kitchen went with a nice metallic gold) and you’ll be on your way to creating a custom piece for your home in no time. Continue Reading

Make It: Easy DIY Stool/Ottoman from Scratch


Whether you use ’em to put your feet up or as impromptu extra seating, I think we can all agree that stools and ottomans always come in handy! They’re especially nice when they don’t take up much space and can be tucked away when they’re not needed. If this sounds like something you could use, check out this easy tutorial for making your own folded stool!      


Armed with some basic tools and a yard of upholstery fabric, Nicole from Wildlandia created this simple ottoman that would be perfect for small spaces or even picnics and camping! Continue Reading

Before and After: How to Redo a Funky, Vintage Footstool

After snagging this footstool from an antique store for $22, I decided to completely overhaul it for a bedroom makeover. I thought it would be the perfect seating option for a vanity, with some updates. The end result is a vibrant piece that brings warmth and personality to the room. Here’s how I gave this small piece of furniture a big update.    

Of course, you may not be able to find a stool exactly like the one pictured, but the basic steps are the same across the board. Continue Reading

IKEA Hack: Easy DIY Button Stool Makeover

Ahh, the Marius Stool from IKEA. This simple $5 wonder is the perfect springboard for a variety of fun DIY ideas. My favorite as of late, though, has to be this adorable “button” makeover!        

Erin Farrugia from Makers Society created this ridiculously cute button stool/side table with the addition of some basic plywood and colorful rope. It’s a super easy project that just about anyone can tackle and it’ll add the perfect touch of playfulness anywhere you put it! Continue Reading

Roundup: 12 Stylish Stools and Benches You Can Make Yourself

You know what always comes in handy? A stool. Know what’s even handier than a stool? A bench! Obviously. So, if you’re in the market for one of these handy/handier furniture items, we’ve rounded up 12 awesome, inexpensive options you can make yourself!       

Up first: benches!

1. Colorful Chairs-turned-Bench DIY

2. DIY Wool-Wrapped Wooden Bench

3. DIY Yarn-Wrapped Dowel and Plywood Entryway Bench

4. DIY Rustic Reclaimed Wood Bench

5. DIY Mid-Century Modern Outdoor Slat Bench

6. Continue Reading

How To: Make a DIY Folding Camp Stool from Scratch

You guys… it’s almost camping season!!! In preparation for the greatest time of year, I’m thinking I might try my hand at one of these DIY folding camp stools.        

Jessica from How About Orange provides all the step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and photos you could possible need for this afternoon project — check it out right here.

Happy camping!

How To: Make Your Own Woven Footstool

Footstools are a great way to introduce pops of color or pattern into a space, not to mention that they’re just handy to have around. If you’re in the market for one, check out this awesome tutorial for weaving your own!        

The supplies are pretty simple: a stool frame*, some cord, and a few furniture tacks. Once you’ve located your materials, take a peek at the full tutorial on Design Sponge!

*Keep an eye out at garage sales or your local thrift store for inexpensive options! Continue Reading

Make It: A Modern DIY Stitched-Leather Stool Cover

It’s a fact. I can’t resist a good stool-related DIY project. Stools are just so handy, ya know? And they make great makeover fodder, like this super stylish and modern stitched-leather version!     

Hold up, though. Did you know that Design Milk recently launched a DIY column?! Check. It. Out.

But, back to this awesome stool. All you need, other than a stool obviously, is the following:

  • leather or thick felt
  • piping cord or leather string (I love the copper-colored cord used here)
  • measuring tape
  • utility knife
  • pencil
  • binder clips (to hold everything together while you’re stitching)

Once you’ve snagged some leather or felt, head over to Design Milk for the full tutorial! Continue Reading