Upcycled Toy Story Stool

reupholstering an old dressing table stool with Toy Story fabric

At the end of last year, I upcycled a stool for a friend for Christmas.  I have two of these stools and wasn't sure what to do with the second one .... until Max appeared to get too attached to Niki's present!!
reupholstering an old dressing table stool with Star Wars Fabric

So as my boy is Toy Story crazy right now I went on the hunt for some material to use for his stool.

I planned to use the fabulous Chalkboard Paint for the wood and as I'd done this before no problem... NOT!  Seriously, this second stool of mine has taken me an age to do!   I guess the weather hasn't helped as I have to do the painting outside due to lack of space and the slightest bit of wind blows all sorts of crap onto the woodwork.

Anyway, I cut a break with the weather this week - yes, in among our 70-mile winds gales we had one day of sunshine - so armed with my paint and lunch break I finally got round to giving the stool it's final coat.

I managed to find a lovely black Toy Story fat quarter on eBay for the seat.  I absolutely love this piece.  It has 3 of the main characters on and the 3 that Max plays with - result!
eBay is a good source for movie fabrics

So for this piece I have changed this dated dressing table stool into a new stool which now stands pride of place in the front room and a BIG hit with my boy.

Best it about it all, I can just revamp it as he grows to whatever the next fad is.

From this
Updating an old dressing table stool

we now have this
Toy Story dressing table stool


  1. Ohh wow! That looks fantastic!! Well done x

  2. wow - looks amazing! that fabric really suits the stool now its all painted up so nicely. xxx

  3. This is very cute. I know how you feel with trying to get a break in the weather, especially when painting or spray painting. You did a great job here :)


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