Thrift Store Find

thrift store find

It’s Ten on the 10th! Which would normally mean that ten bloggers share awesome ideas on the 10th of the month for under $10.00. However, this month we have 13 bloggers participating. Woo Hoo! Bonus for us. Our theme is a Thrift Store find, which is totally up my alley!

I didn’t actually go thrift store shopping because, well, my garage is already full of thrift store finds.

I had this sweet little chair that was beyond repair and thought that it would make an awesome little stool!


First, we was sawed off the back of the chair and sanded it.

Next, a few coats of white paint gave it a crisp clean look!

Thrift store find

Next, I removed the chair seat.

The existing seat was sturdy, however it had definitely seen better days!!


I cut out a few pieces of foam to fit the seat.

chair seat

Then, covered the seat with batting.

This helps smooth out the foam and keep it in place.


This material is my new favorite!

I am in love with it, it makes me so happy just looking at it.

It is colorful, yet soft at the same time.

I plan on using if for some type of window treatment in my bathroom, that’s how much I love it!

thrift store find

This sweet little stool is the perfect size for my vanity.

I can’t wait to start on the curtains.

So, how much did this thrift store find cost?

Chair – Free

Material – $4.25 ( 1/4 of 1 yard)

Batting – free ( leftover from another project)

Foam – $4.25 ( 2 pk from Hobby Lobby using my 40% off coupon)

Spray paint – $1.10

All other items used were a stapler, staples, and l a hammer.

Total cost: $9.60

Barely under the wire!

Now I hope that you will join me in visiting my fellow bloggers and see their fantastic ideas. Also, a great big thank you to our hostess of the month, Katie from Let’s Add Sprinkles! We could not do this with out you.

French Etherealh


My Heart Lives Here

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Decor To Adore

Chasing Quaintness

County Road 407

The Apple Street Cottage

Let’s Add Sprinkles

Pandora’s Box

Bluesky at Home 

Exquisitely Unremarkable 

Until next time….


  1. Tammy, this is wonderful! You did an awesome job! I love that fabric also…so pretty and cheery! I love that the seat of the stool is not the typical square and that it has the shape of a chair! Have a great one! Hugs!

    1. Benita, I need some bright and cheery things right now with out dreary weather. Enjoying the fire place, but I’m gonna need some light therapy soon! lol Have a great day my friend!

  2. Tammy, your “new” vanity stool turned out perfect!!! I love that fun fabric, too. <3 It'll be fun to see your bathroom when you get the curtains all done. I love making curtains and it's definitely something I'll be doing soon in our new home. Happily pinned a couple of your photos to my boards on Pinterest for you and our readers to find! <3

    Glad to be part of 10 on the 10th with you,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Barbara you are too sweet! I hope to start sewing today, if I don’t get side tracked. lol. Thanks for Pinning. So happy you are a part of Ten on the 10th!

  3. Tammy,
    Cute chair to stool makeover. I didn’t follow your cost estimate. $4.50 + $4.50 + $1.50 = $10.50 OR $4.50 + $2.25 (one foam seat of the 2-pack) + $1.50 = $8.25. Did I miss something that gave you $9.60?

    Regardless of the materials cost, this is a cute thrift makeover from existing materials.

    Happy Valentine’s Day,


  4. Tammy, I love your project. The perfect example of rescuing, restoring and repurposing. And it will be so practical. The fabric is exactly as you described it. Would definitely be pretty as window treatments. Awesome job. Pinned to several boards and tribes.

  5. Hi Tammy,
    I follow you on Instagram too and was smitten with this stool there as well! Love the fabric and the tutorial was perfect.
    Happy Valentines Week!

  6. Hey girl! I wanted to let you know that I am featuring your post on my blog for Celebrate Your Story tomorrow night! Hope you will link again! Love and hugs!

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