DIY: Cosco Stool Refurbish

Four years ago, roughly, I found a yellow retro cosco stool at a flea market. It was $5 and needed some love. I took it home and we most definitely gave it some love. We stood on it, sat on it, painted with it, hung pictures with it and used it for visiting toddlers in lieu of a high chair. Finally, four years later I took 10 MINUTES to give it some true TLC.

Step 1: Locate the FOUR tabs on the underside of the seat. Use a butter knife (or any flat, strong object) and lift the tabs to release the seat top. (yay for tabs!)

Step 1: Locate the FOUR tabs on the underside of the seat. Use a butter knife (or any flat, strong object) and lift the tabs to release the seat top. (yay for tabs!)

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STEP 2: Lift the old seat from the base and remove the vinyl. Save the foam if it’s in good shape.

Step 3: Use material of your choice (upholsteryfabric) and rewrap the seat, being mindful of the edges. Uses hot glue or spray adhesive for extra hold. No staples!

Step 3: Use material of your choice (upholsteryfabric) and rewrap the seat, being mindful of the edges. Uses hot glue or spray adhesive for extra hold. No staples!

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Last step: Fit the seat base back on the stool and close the tabs on the underside of the seat. Done!

And here’s a quick look at the before. Why did I wait four years!??

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Erica

Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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