Some black and white fabric that I had leftover from our kitchen window treatments got together with some batting and a staple gun and these cushions were born. My Ikea Dalfred barstools are the proud parents!
My sweet assistant helped me get to work. Besides the great looking design, these barstools spin in order to raise the seat up or down, making them entertaining for kids to sit on or as shown, steer them like the wheel of a ship.
Captain of the USS Dalfred
Because I was fairly sure that no one other than my little assistant will ever turn these stools upside down, my plan to cover them, like most of my plans, was simple. After using this fabric to make our kitchen pelmet boxes, I had enough left for another project so I decided to keep it in the kitchen and use it for cushions. In my basement crafting lab the barstool tops were covered with a layer of foam and a layer of batting. I turned them upside down and fastened it right to the wooden seat bottom with a staple gun.
Since the barstool seats are round there was a lot of gathering and after stapling the fabric they looked great upright but it wasn't a clean look underneath. I hot glued extra fabric pieces down to cover the bunching and think it did the trick.
The barstools bid farewell to the basement lab and now happily reside in our black and white kitchen.
The "before" was nice because they are a fun design just the way they are but these cushions give them a bit of a boost. They're more comfortable to sit on now and they tie the bold print from our windows into the heart of our kitchen.
This was a simple way to add a custom look to these stylish barstools from Ikea. Anyone else give their Ikea barstools a makeover?