In this quick project i take an old vanity stool my mother used as a young woman growing up and fully restore it to live another life.
I used just a few tools in order to to do this:
- rubber mallet
- wood glue
- staple gun
That's pretty much it.
Step 1: Tear Down
First strip off all the old upholstery and any padding. This will all be replaced.
Next up I decided to completely disassemble the frame and re-glue due to some failing joints. You can see in the picture an example of the gaps.
Once torn down use this opportunity to strip all the old finish off using any choice of stripper desired.(make sure to follow the directions on the bottle and wear proper protective equipment)
Step 2: Glue and Assembly
Once all finish has been removed you are ready to glue everything back up. I used titebond 2 wood glue for this.
You can clearly see in the pictures how much tighter the joints are.
Step 3: Stain and Poly
I decided to stain this piece following the directions on the can and finished it with several coats of wipe on poly.
Step 4: Add Upholestery and Done!!
Pick your choice of fabric and reupholster your seat. I did not take any pictures of this process but there are tons and tons of videos you can search to help you out with this step.