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Amazing DIY Upcycled Bar Stool


Hi Friends!  Today is the September Create & Share Challenge.. The theme for September is ROPE. Yep…..that is correct, ROPE.  Any kind of rope.    

14 DIY Bloggers took the challenge. I am so excited to see what each blogger thinks up. Our host and founder of the Create & Share Challenge Blog Hops is Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living and Co-Host Cat of Pocketful of Posies.  A big thank you to these two lovely ladies.

Are you ready to see what each blogger created with ROPE?  Are you ready for lots of inspiration?  

Let’s do it…..


Project Item

I had this green bar stool that I got at an estate sale for $3.   It has been sitting in my attic for 10 months or so. LOL I didn’t want to rush into anything. Ha!  


Here is what you will need:

Bar Stool

Paint (if you want to paint your stool)

Titebond II

Natural Sisal Rope 3/8″ x 50′ 

Small Nails (to hold the rope until dry)

Polyurethane (matte)




I used white linen chalked paint for the bar stool.

After the two coats of the chalk paint dried overnight, I sealed the wood with matte water-based polyurethane

Rope it in


Rope and Titebond II


It took all of the 50 ft rope to cover the seat of the stool with only 4 inches left over.  

My stool had a 12″ stool seat.


Starting the Rope

Measure and mark the center of your stool seat.  Start the rope by putting a nail in the center of the stool.

Add a layer of Titebond II.

Tightly wrap rope end around the nail, and continue wrapping rope around the beginning rope. 


  One thing to note: Titebond II dries yellow, so be careful to keep it on the bottom of the rope.  Continue adding glue and wrapping rope around itself. 


 I did a section and then waited to let it dry and then did another section.

This gives you a tight neat finish. 



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There you have it. All Finished…I love the new fresh look. 

Now its time to check out the other talented DIY Bloggers rope projects.


14 Fun and Fany DIY Rope Projects

Twelve on Main – DIY Rope Plate Charger

My Life From Home – DIY Sisal Rope Tassel Basket

Green with Decor – DIY Christmas Joy Sign

Our House Now A Home – Storage Box Using Rope and a Cardboard Box

A Shade of Teal – How to Make a Rope Lamp

Pocketful of Posies – DIY Boho Macrame Play Tent

Iris Nacole – Bohemian Wall Hanging

Kim Six Fix – Rope Wrapped Dollar Store Pumpkin

Vintage Romance Style – Easy Barn Wood Child’s Rope Name Sign

DIY Beautify – How to Make Pedestal Rope Bowl

Farmhouse 40 – DIY Upcycled Bar Stool

Knock It Off Kim – Fall Braided Rope and Burlap Wreath

C’Mon Get Crafty – DIY Rope Wire Basket

Casa Watkins Living – DIY African Inspired Jute Planter




  1. September 28, 2016 / 9:13 am

    I love this! What a great idea for an upcycle. I can relate to the “sitting in my attic for 10 months” idea. My husband is always like, when are you doing something with that piece of furniture. lol

    • BonBon
      September 29, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      Hi Amy, I am glad that I am not the only one that has furniture around awhile before getting something done with it. LOL Thanks for stopping by.

  2. September 28, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    I absolutely love this! I probably never would have thought of it but it adds such character and awesome texture to the stool!!

    • BonBon
      September 29, 2016 / 11:33 pm

      Thanks Cindy….I appreciate you stopping by.

  3. September 28, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    I see this project and I think to myself “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?” It is just so smart! I love the new look.. the original stool in unrecognizable!

    • BonBon
      September 29, 2016 / 11:34 pm

      Hi Kim…thanks! I appreciate you stopping in.

  4. September 28, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    This is such a great project, I love it! I love the white paint you used, too.

    • BonBon
      September 29, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      Hi Meg…..thank you!

  5. September 28, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Super nice! It’s amazing how much more refined a plain stool can look with just the addition of rope! I love it. Great upcycle!!

    • BonBon
      September 29, 2016 / 11:37 pm

      Hi Stephanie…..this was really a fun challenge. Thanks for coming by Stephanie

    • BonBon
      September 29, 2016 / 11:37 pm

      thank you so much for coming by.

  6. September 29, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Very clever, I love it!

  7. September 29, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Such a great idea to update old bar stools. It turned out great!

    • BonBon
      September 29, 2016 / 11:38 pm

      Hey Katie……thank you!

  8. Carole @ Garden Up Green
    October 1, 2016 / 8:24 am

    I love this – I have a stool that I use for my water jug, I may have to vamp it up like this. Great idea!

  9. October 1, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    This is too cute! Love it!

  10. October 1, 2016 / 4:14 pm


    Your rope stool is the cutest! The addition of the rope really gave it something special! Thank you for joining in! inning!

  11. October 3, 2016 / 12:00 am

    This is so cute! I love the mix of the white with the light rope color, great combination!

  12. October 3, 2016 / 10:20 am

    I love the rope, and might very well do this to our stools! Pinned!

  13. October 4, 2016 / 12:14 am

    I need to pretty up some boring ugly barstools. I love the rope detail. Pinned!

  14. September 2, 2019 / 12:11 pm

    Great idea to upcycle an old bar stool – love the look! I so can relate to having a furniture stash and being asked when I’m going to get it outta here. LOL

  15. Jackie
    August 14, 2023 / 12:20 pm

    These bar stools turned out so good! I love them so much. I am having our kitchen cabinets refinished & I will need to try this out to finish up the space. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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