Let me tell you about the FLISAT children’s stool from Ikea. This seat is not just any ordinary piece of furniture for a child’s room; it’s designed to be super smart and practical, especially for kids. But, it’s so versatile, a TikToker discovered how to turn in into a top footstool that looks really expensive and elegant, despite the original price is just $29.99 in the United States, and CAD$20 in Canada.
Let’s take a look at how DIY pro @dalia.ea has shared a simple hack on TikTok that will transform your simple stool into a fancy boucle footstool. All you need to do is follow three easy steps. You’ll just need some simple tools and to take less than an hour from your free time to transform this Ikea stool.
DIY IKEA Hack: Turn Your Kid’s Stool Into a Fashionable Footrest
First, you have to grab some 120-grit sandpaper and start sanding the stool to prep it for staining. Once you’re done, grab a 220-grit sanding sponge and give it another sand to make it nice and smooth. Assemble the stool and get ready to stain it with a shade of your choice. @dalia.ea went for ‘Dark Walnut’ but you can choose whatever color you want. Apply a thin, even coat and wipe it off. Then, apply a second coat to give it that deep, warm finish.
Trace and cut a sponge cushion around the seat so it can sit perfectly on the stool. Be careful to cut the corners as rounded as possible. Prep and cut the shearling fabric or use a textured blanket if you can’t find one. And voila! You’ve got yourself a trendy boucle footstool that looks like it costs a lot more than it did. So go ahead and give your old stool a new lease of life with this simple hack. Don’t forget to tag us in your creations or share it on TikTok.
Combine Your DIY IKEA footstool With This Pretty Rug
The STARREKLINTE rug from IKEA is the perfect rug to tie a room together, and will look gorgeous under your new, original footstool. It’s got this quiet and nice pattern that’s just the right tone of white you need in your living room or bedroom.
Fits just perfect with almost any piece of decoration, since it’s totally neutral but not invisible at all. IT can get along with any type of flooring, even if you’ve got underfloor heating. No matter the tone or color of your flooring or decor trends at home, this simple yet elegant rug from Ikea is what you’re looking for.