Converting a Queen Anne Chair Into a Stool

Converting a Queen Anne Chair Into a Stool

Gregory Han
Mar 10, 2010

Apartment Therapy reader Hilary Hahn is back with a new DIY project she sent over via email this morning, documenting the process of stripping down a Queen Anne chair into something she describes as a "funky stool" and now has a new life as an entryway stool (great for putting on or taking off shoes).

The process was fairly simple. Just a little sanding, then I cut a plywood seat using my new Ryobi scrolling jigsaw. I think that choosing the fabric was my favorite part. I've been finding all kinds of goodness over at F&S Upholstery close-outs!

I must admit to having a weakness for cool patterns on anything from a footstool to an ottoman. This one works especially well as an entryway spot to stop and take shoes off, or a as a vanity seat because of it's height. I hope to make more pieces like this, occasional tables, stools, and nightstands tend to be my latest fascination!

Next time, I may pad the seat even higher. Instead of using 1″ foam and polyester batting, I may try the 2″ foam for something really fluffy.What do you think would look the best, thick or thin? Ideas?

Thanks Hilary for sharing your latest DIY project. See more of Hilary's past projects below:

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