Published on March 29th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Spring Has Sprung IKEA Stool

Materials: Stool

Description: This was a boring blue stool that I bought at IKEA around 2000 (sorry don’t remember the name). It didn’t match anything in my current house, so I painted it a bright turquoise to match my dining room chairs. I took the seat off, attached some foam, and then upholstered with a bright orange and white laminate fabric. The entire project took about 2 hours, and voila! I have a crisp new stool to welcome spring!

~ katharine briscoe, Alexandria, VA

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

3 Responses to Spring Has Sprung IKEA Stool

  1. Aurezalia says:

    I love this! My local(ish) Ikea doesn’t carry it, anyone have any ideas about where I could pick the stool up?

  2. Jamie says:

    That’s an Oddvar stool. I have my laptop on one right now. We use them as mini coffee tables. They still have their natural wood finish and don’t look as good as yours! That’s a great colour combination and the fabric pattern works well. Nice!

  3. Kathryn says:


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