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DIY Mongolian Lambswool Stool: An Ikea Hack

Phew... this was a whirlwind weekend.  My mom was in town, so I enlisted her to help with some of the Room Service Atlanta projects & we definitely made some progress.  We made an Ikea run for something & came home with nothing on the list.  Does that happen to anyone else?!  But luckily, I snagged 2 of these $5.99 Marius Stools knowing that they could be transformed into something.  Once I hit enter on a Marius Hack search I knew what I was making...

This relatively simple hack was inspired by Preciously Me & her pink version.  Head on over to her site for the full how to using the Ikea Stool, a Pillow Cover, wood, foam & batting. 

I wanted a round seat, but the only Mongolian Lambswool Pillow Covers I could find were only 12x12... Exactly the size I need, with no room for error.  So I decided to play it safe & make a square top.  I think it still works.  

{ fyi... I found my pillow covers on clearance at Pier 1 }

And what an appropriate project to share that I am in a book about upholstery!  I know I made the announcement a few weeks ago, but a real life hardcover book with my chair, my images & my quote is now in my hands.  It is a little surreal.

The UK Edition is called Contemporary Upholstery which is available in Hard & Paper Back.  The US Edition is called Styled Stitched Stapled & is available in Paperback only.  It is available for pre-order now & will be released in a few weeks.

It really is a great resource for anyone thinking about tackling any upholstery projects.  It breaks down the tools you'll need...

, basic to advanced skills...

 & real life examples... like MINE!

Hope you all are having a great week!

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  1. The stool is beautiful. Love it!
    I just bought an upholstery book not too long ago but I'm not liking it too much. Might have to get yours. It looks so much better. Pictures make a huge difference!

  2. Congrats, Kristin! I think I need that book in my arsenal. I don't recover furniture unless it's a dining chair or easy-peasy. I have it on the list of things to learn. I guess fuzzy wuzzy was a close! xo Kristin

  3. I will be adding that book to my list. Congratulations! That is pretty awesome. Love the chair you did and your stool.


  4. Hi Kristin! I recently did a Mongolian lamb stool too. Such a fun, yet chic look.


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