This week, I have a fun DIY that I first saw on another blog and knew I had to try it out! I am all about spreading my love of handmade to others, so when I found out that someone was in the market for new stools, I immediately suggested these pipe stools!
Small disclaimer: I did not take a picture of the final DIY because the price tag stickers were not removed at the time and the wood round was eventually swapped. Still, I'm pretty proud of how these turned out!
For the full tutorial, head on over to Love Grows Wild and check it out! I have a few additional tips for you, so read on!
Here are the majority of my starting materials which cost a little more than expected, but not nearly as much as a similarly-styled stool.
Next, came the building process! Before you start, here are a few items that I suggest you use as well to make life much easier:
- Oil & Grease Cleaner : Those pipes are dirty when you buy them!
- Disposable rubber gloves : Drastically cut down on your cleaning time :)
- Pipe pliers, Vice grip, or wrench : This will help during the tightening process
- Furniture pads : Protect your floor with these little guys
I followed her instructions, and they worked perfectly! Of course, the picture below is before I completely tightened and straightened everything up.
We tested them out at the kitchen island to make sure it was the right height... and it was perfect!
We actually had a hard time sourcing the wood rounds at the different local hardware stores, but I came up with the fun idea of repurposing a wooden cable spool top. Of course, that meant waiting until the local electric supply store had three to throw out, so that's why I have a 75% finished project to share with you all in these pictures.
Still, don't you think that they're pretty fabulous and make a statement? It's just as fun as playing with legos, but maybe a little messier... :) Make sure to check out the full tutorial here and I would love to hear if you make some of your own too!
When it comes to furniture, do you DIY or buy?
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