7 Creative stool projects you can DIY in a day

Aug 31, 2015 at 6:34 p.m. ET
Image: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs Via East Coast Creative/Sarah Hearts

From your kitchen counter to your living room, an extra seat is always handy to have. Instead of spending $50-$100 on a set of bar stools, DIY your own metal masterpiece or painted and patterned piece of work with these seven simple stool projects.

Whether you're looking to add a pop of color to your room or mix in a metallic, take a look at these creative DIY stool projects from the Blogger Community at Porch.com.

1. Pink and patterned stool

Add a cute pop of pink to your room with this pretty pink striped stool. With a little paint and painter's tape, you can achieve this bright and bold DIY!

Pink and patterned stool

Photo credit: Hello Lidy

2. Tree stump table

As fall approaches, this DIY table made out of a tree stump is the perfect project to try! Follow this step-by-step tutorial to see how you can make this shiny side table out of a tree.

Tree stump table

Photo credit: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs via East Coast Creative

3. Midcentury dog bowl stand

Give your pup a trendy place to devour her food with this DIY midcentury dog bowl stand. Get the full tutorial for this creative, modern project now.

Midcentury dog bowl

Photo credit: Sarah Hearts

4. Faux fur stool

Get the look of a fancy stool by DIY-ing this fluffy, faux fur seat; it's perfect for putting your feet up or sitting pretty while you put your makeup on. Grab the full tutorial to DIY this glamorous stool with hairpin legs.

Faux fur stool

Photo credit: Transient Expression

5. Blue-edged counter stools

Brighten up your plain counter stools with this quick and easy DIY. Spray-paint the legs and add a bit of blue trim around the edges of the seats to make your stools look brand new!

blue edged counter stools

Photo credit: Cuckoo 4 Design

6. Gold-dipped bar stools

DIY these chic, gold-dipped stools to add a little charm to your kitchen. Follow these simple steps to give your old, tired stools a fresh look.

Gold-dipped bar stools

Photo credit: HoneyBear Lane

7. Mini mint stool

Bring shabby chic into your home with this DIY mint stool. A natural, distressed look mixed with the mint color will instantly add a country accent to any room.

Mini mint stool

Photo credit: Maison de Pax

Which DIY stool makeover is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

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