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Cottage Style Stool with Crochet Seat Cover

It pays to hang onto things sometimes, don’t you think? I’ve had this cutie tucked under my desk for quite some time. It has served us well for a year or so aiding my in homeschooling my children. Now, I felt time for it to become a cottage style stool with cozy fun.

Thrifted Wooden Stool Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Am I the only one that actually pays good hard cash for something broken? ahem. (please say yes!) When I spied this stool, I enjoyed that it was made in the likeness of a vintage stool with the threaded center. However, on closer inspection, the top fell off and the threaded post was worn out.

Broken Stool Top |

Damaged Threaded Stool Center |

In my mind, it was an easy fix and this little stool still had much life left. Even in its broken state, my littlest kiddo used it to sit by me while I would work. Let me tell ya that having a sidekick is the best thing in the world!

Since then, I’ve swapped out my stool seating to my other vintage industrial style one on casters. It makes our schooling a bit easier to be able to wheel it out.

Finally, it’s time to set about repairing and updating this one into a cottage style stool. First, I cut off the damaged threads on my table saw, and then reattach it with wood glue and screws. Simple enough, right?


Then, once everything was cleaned and repaired, I decided to use this Robin’s Egg Blue spray paint  and small spray shelter to liven it up.

Robin's Egg Blue Matte Spray Paint |

While I waited for the two coats to cure, I set about to use up another stash of goodies that I found at the same thrift store. Let there be no question in your mind that I will grab all wool and alpaca yarn as I see fit. tsk. I got over 10 skeins for a few bucks!!

Thrifted Wool Yarn for Home Decor |

My end vision for my cottage style stool was to have that robin’s egg blue peeking out a cute mandala style stool cover. Thankfully, I found this beautiful pattern for my exact size stool HERE. Next, I chose a wool yarn in this pretty fuscia to make the cover. I can’t help but giggle when I see my stitch markers I made for myself a few years back.

Crocheting Wool Stool Cover in Fuscia by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #crochet #furniture #home #homedecor

Handmade Crochet Stitch Marker by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #crochet

It was easy to whip up, though I found a few flaws in the pattern that I adapted to suit my needs. Who knows, I may even have to make some for my own bar stools too. eep!


Are you ready to see the new fun for this stool? I am!

Vintage Cottage Stool with Crochet Cover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #crochet #furniture #homedecor

Mandala Style Crochet Stool Cover in Wool Handmade by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #handmade #furniture #crochet #diy #home #homedecor #cottagestyle

How’s that for some color fun? Not only is the stool refreshed, but also has a cute comfort vibe too. I’m tickled with the outcome of both the stool and cover.

Robin's Egg Blue Cottage Stool with Crochet Cover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #cottage #crochet #handmade

Handmade Wool Crochet Stool Cover for Cottage Style Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #cottage #furniture

Meanwhile, even Teddy was in on the action. He is such a hoot of an old man…er…I mean dog. He just thinks he’s a man.

Miniature Schnauzer Posing for Cottage Style Decor | #prodigalpieces #dog #pets #homedecor

If you love this stool and cover as much as we do, you can find it available in my online shop (SOLD) along with all of my other finds and creations. Discounts available for signing up for my free newsletter.

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Cottage Style Stool for Shabby Chic, Farmhouse Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #furniture #homedecor #farmhouse

I invite you to pin and share this cottage style stool makeover to inspire others. You just never know when someone may want to update their own decor too. Besides, it’s fun!

Take a look at how this boring thrifted stool got a makeover. Cute! Head to Prodigal Pieces for the the details on this cottage style stool makeover with crochet cover | #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #furniture #home #crochet #cottage #homedecor

Up next, I’ll be taking this ol gal and giving her a much needed makeover. SEE THE AFTER HERE.

Antique Chest of Drawers with Damage Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces |

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In addition, more makeovers like my cottage style stool:

Create your own cottage style home decor using thrifted finds with a makeover. | DIY details by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces at #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #handmade #vintage #cottagestyle #coastalWhat a difference! This vintage Lane cedar chest looks amazing with the new cottage style look. Come see how to get the crackle finish with tutorial by Prodigal Pieces |

14 replies on “Cottage Style Stool with Crochet Seat Cover”

Your talents shine through on this make over! Love the crochet pad- and the stool is adorable in the robins egg blue. I have a vintage milking stool that could be a candidate for such a redo but on some pieces I’m hesitant to pull the trigger on painting a lovely wood. Do you have any thoughts on how to decide? I find it easier sometimes if a piece has NO family history- lol. Great job as always- 😃

Aww…thank you. It was fun to finally get it revived and a new look. When it comes to pieces like that I say it’s up to you. If you want to paint it, go for it. 😀

I like the work that you do, very creative. I have noticed that you use cans of spray paint. Why haven’t you used a paint sprayer? Just curious!

Hi Larissa, I have to say what a great looking stool, and you repaired it and made her look even better! I love the paint and yarn color combination!! What a beautiful pattern you crocheted too!

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