I am not finished with my teenage son’s room yet. For a while now, I have been feeling like he needed some chairs or just something to sit on, and while I have been keeping my eye out for something beckoning to be made over, I haven’t found anything. Yet, over and over I kept seeing these sharp looking X Stools. They are so popular and fit well with a lot of different design styles. Do you have one in your home?
This one pictured above is from William Sonoma Home – for the astonishing price of $895!
I decided I would make a couple for the end of Austin’s bed, even though he said he didn’t like it and didn’t want it. I figured these stools will be so flexible that I could always move them in to the “teen lounge” if he really didn’t like them after all.
Now looking at this little stool, I thought it would be easy and quick and I could finish this in a day or two! Honestly, I started working on a pair over a month and a half ago!!!
It all started with me wanting to learn how to use Google Sketch-Up. I spent many many hours trying to self teach myself how to use the program. I was so excited that I finally had a pattern that I printed off a color copy and took it over to show my parents. After looking over my design, they quickly told me that it would be stronger if I notched the legs out at the center. Well, I’m all for making furniture stronger when it comes to having it in a kid’s bedroom.
Long story short, it can look really good on paper but to printout something that’s useable in terms of a pattern, then you do have to have some woodworking knowledge. I’m working on it and hope that I can design some projects and patterns that I will be able to share in the near future.
Oh, did I mention that I don’t have any money invested it this!!! Just using up some scrap lumber, foam off an old chair that went to the dump, and some fabric that I picked up cheap a few months back. Love Love Love me some FREE projects!!! Have I ever mentioned that I’m
cheap frugal thrifty?
- What color to make the base? White or Silver
- Which fabric? Pattern or Solid
What combination would you choose?
Come back to see the finished X STOOLS!!