Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top!

Greetings Friends! When I  found this Vintage Cosco stool at a thrift store parking lot sale for $3, I was thrilled!  It definitely needed recovering but since I have recovered more than a few seat covers, I thought I would be up for the task.  

vintage Cosco stool upcycle

          You can see here where the original vinyl was pulling away from the seat.

Upcycled vintage Cosco stool

However, when I removed the back, I realized it and the seat construction were all metal--no surface where my handy dandy staple gun would work. Even so, I was armed with my cute retro cherry oil cloth and I was determined...

Upcycled Cosco stool

An hour later and after multiple attempts to reattach the back piece with the new fabric, I was frustrated! Every time I got one clamp and side down, the other side would come out. I'm not sure how many times I tried before finally setting the project aside.  My title is not only a reference to my fabric choice but also my sentiment about finishing this project! It could have just as easily been titled " What Was I Thinking?  Part 2". I finally realized this upcycle was going to require a second pair of hands.  Am I the only one who finds it hard to ask for help?! I'm not sure why this is the case--I certainly don't mind giving a hand when asked.  Note to self: Get over it!  When an opportunity presented itself, I enlisted the help of a friend and finally finished recovering my stool. It was worth the wait-- I love how it turned out!

upcycled vintage Cosco stool
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  1. Love that oil cloth with the yellow chair. I have never recovered one and did not realize how hard it was. Some of mine need recovered.
    Thanks ...
    Audrey Z.


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