Secondhand Surplus

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Before / After

I found this little pair of stools next to a dumpster, grabbed them up, and then let them sit in my basement for a little while. I had already started webbing the pair of chairs, and was having a hard time finding enough webbing to finish that project, so even though I knew I wanted to re-webb these guys, I let them wait.
Well, I haven't finished my black chairs yet, but was getting the itch to do something with these. Hobby Lobby has cotton, 1 inch belt webbing in all sorts of colors, and spools that come in 25 yards. So, I decided to do black and white and keep the walnut wood tone. I wiped down the stools with walnut color restore-a-finish, and used steel upholstery tacks to tack down the webbing. Pretty easy project, and I love they way they turned out.

Both stools are marked in a couple different spots, but it isn't in English, and google translate was no help, so if anyone has any information on these please share, thanks.


  1. Can you post a pic of the marks? Neat looking stools ... fantastic curbside finds!

  2. looks awesome - my husband and i live in s. city too... and we love dumpster diving!

  3. These look great!! Very impressed with all your creative projects...when you come over tomorrow, I want your suggestions on a few pieces.

  4. Hi, I was inspired by you to renovate a stool I bought recently. I found the upholstery tacks really hard to hammer in but the end result is worth the effort -