Luxury Hairpin Leg Sitting Stool Tutorial

I’m crazy about Mid-Century Modern furniture, and so are a lot of other people. The high demand for these collectibles has caused the value and price of vintage items to increase quite a bit. What’s a crafty girl to do? DIY it, of course! You only need a few basic items to create this luxurious sitting stool that features trendy hairpin legs.

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Supplies Used to Make this Project:

  • Foam tuffet
  • Wood Circle
  • Batting
  • Faux Fur fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Hairpin legs

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Luxury Hairpin Leg Sitting Stool ProjectView in gallery

Luxury Hairpin Leg Sitting Stool ProjectView in gallery

Step one: Glue the foam tuffet to the wood circle. I use a hot glue gun to hold the foam in place.

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Step two: Cut a piece of batting so that it will fit over the foam and the wood. Use a staple gun to attach the batting to the wood board. Trim off the excess batting.

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Step three: Position the hairpin legs on the wood base to form a square shape in the center (see photo). Use a ruler to measure and make sure the legs are centered on the wood.

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Step four: Drill screws into the wood to hold the legs in place.

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Luxury Hairpin Leg Sitting Stool ProjectView in gallery

Luxury Hairpin Leg Sitting Stool ProjectView in gallery

Luxury Hairpin Leg Sitting Stool ProjectView in gallery

Step five: Cut a piece of faux fur fabric so that it is large enough to cover the entire foam tuffet. Place it under the foam as pictured.

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Step six: Pull the fur over the wood and staple it in place. When you get to the legs, cut a slit in the fur fabric so you can work around the hairpin legs. Continue until the fabric is stapled in place. Trim off excess fabric as needed.

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I absolutely adore my new sitting stool! It looks great at my vanity, but it would make an amazing foot rest or additional decorative seating in a living room or bedroom. Have fun creating and DIYing beautiful decor for your home!