Transform a Boring Stool with Rope

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Do you ever buy something for your home that you know has great potential, but you just don’t quite know what to do with it? Alli bought this stool with the intention of making it over, but after 3 1/2 years inspiration had yet to strike. Good ol’ Martha came to the rescue and provided the creative spark that Alli needed.

Using sissal rope, Alli of Hooray Design transformed her ho-hum stool into something much more nautically inspired. While she uses it merely as an accent piece, there are other ropes that can be used that are more comfortable. We think this would be a great way to update a side table as well.

To see full instructions and more images, visit Hooray Design: DIY – Rope Stool Cover.

Image credits: Alli / Hooray Design; found via Frenchie and Flea.