Cube Stool: A How-To

After deciding to keep G-ma’s vanity (and making it over with a fabulous grey), I needed a stool so I could actually use it instead of schlepping all my makeup over to the bathroom. For a while I looked at resale shops and Craigslist for your typical little vanity stool, but I wasn’t having any luck. So I decided to grab a couple of 2×2’s and make my own! It took about 30 minutes to build, and another 30 to upholster. The lumber will set you back about $5 or so, and you can score a yard of fabric at my fave stop Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon for $5 or less, and the same for the foam. So it’s definitely a quick and easy project for a beginner. It’s a simple cube shaped stool, with hollow sides and a cushioned top. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

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