Tuesday, July 13, 2010

inexpensive x-stool

I got quite a few e-mails enquiring about the stools pictured in decorating your first apartment

These were a great deal and simple DIY.  We started by purchasing these stools from Sears. This is the best deal I have found on any sort of x-stool and I have searched far and wide. 

I loved the shape but the cheetah had to go.  We decided to go with this inexpensive trellis fabric that I posted about a while back. All we needed was about a yard and half of fabric, a staple gun and voila! 
Be sure to keep me posted if you try this at home. 


  1. Ahh! Obsessed! Amazing job, I would love to try this.

  2. Caitlin, I'm so glad you posted this source. I've been searching forever for a good, budget x-bench and this fits the bill. Perfect for recovering - thanks!

  3. Thanks for this Caitlin! Just wanted to chime in that Walmart has a very very similar one, albeit with a black faux leather top...could be left as is {which is what I did for a pair of them in my husbands "man room"} or had a little DIY done to it like you have done here. Either way love the price!


  4. These look amazing! They are a great size for the price.

  5. Those stools are a great find - I might even try slipcovering them and using a contrast welt. Thanks for sharing!

  6. great tip! been coveting the X-bench but super bummed about the prices at Jonathan Adler, etc.
    thanks for the heads up!

  7. Very very cool. I love those x-benches...not so much with the cheetah fabric but the revamped trellis version is fab!

  8. Somehow, I stumbled upon you beautiful blog......AND those benches are an incredible find!!!! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  9. Those turned out adorable! I know a few people asked about the throw pillow fabric. Curious minds want to know...and are in love with it!


  10. Nevermind...I found it and I can't afford it! Bummer. I'll just drool instead.

  11. I'm so getting these for my house.

  12. I just ordered these from Sears (Kmart has them too).....going to be recovering them in a gold colored velvet for my bedroom. So excited!

  13. I am sooo going to do this!!

  14. I just tried this with a similar ottoman. (Not exactly the same) But I was inspired by your post so I tried for myself and I love it. Thanks for the nudge.

  15. What a great find!!! I'm going to try this. Thanks so much for sharing.

  16. Got them and leaving them as is until I find a fabric I love since the cheetah
    Fabric does go with my decor.

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  18. Awesome, thanks for sharing! I have never tried anything like this, wish me luck!


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